shadow box


noun

a shallow, rectangular frame fronted with a glass panel, used to show and at the same time protect items on display, as paintings, coins, or jewelry.

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Also called shadow box frame.

Origin of shadow box

First recorded in 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for shadow-box

shadow-box

verb (intr)

boxing to practise blows and footwork against an imaginary opponent
to act or speak unconvincingly, without saying what one means, etche's just shadow-boxing

Derived forms of shadow-box

shadow-boxing, noun
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