shadow box

shadow box
noun
a shallow rectangular box with a transparent front used to protect and display small items (jewelry, coins, etc.)
Hypernyms: ↑box

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noun
1. or shadow box frame : a shallow enclosing case usually with a glass front in which something (as a painting, relief, or article of merchandise) is set for protection and display
2.
a. : a device built in front of a screen used for daylight projection of motion pictures to shield it from the sun
b. : a partial enclosure on top and side of a screen of a microfilm reader protecting it from extraneous light

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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. Also called shadow box frame.
[1905-10]

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shadow box noun
A frame or box-like structure (often with shelves and a clear protective front) used to display articles
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Main Entry:shadow

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shad|ow|box «SHAD oh BOKS», intransitive verb.
to engage in shadowboxing: »

Then he shadowboxed, and imagined that he was beating up some hard guy (James T. Farrell).

shadow box,
1. a box or boxlike structure with artificial lighting to draw attention to and highlight certain features of an object or painting displayed in it: »

There was a great framed shadow box containing a representation of the coronation of Czar Alexander II (New Yorker).

2. a device to shield a projection surface for viewing a film in daylight.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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