shadow box

   A frame that is deep enough to accomodate a three-dimensional object, deeper than frames needed for two-dimensional works, or for three-dimensional ones that are very shallow. Typically shadow box is faced with transparent glass, Plexiglas, etc.

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  • shadow box — noun a shallow rectangular box with a transparent front used to protect and display small items (jewelry, coins, etc.) • Hypernyms: ↑box * * * noun 1. or shadow box frame …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Shadow box — A shadow box is an enclosed case used in dioramas with a scene or object(s), that has been specially designed to let light pass through from only one angle, so that objects within are less susceptible to damage from light. They are typically… …   Wikipedia

  • shadow box — 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] * * * …   Universalium

  • shadow-box — /ˈʃædoʊ bɒks/ (say shadoh boks) verb (i) to box with an imaginary opponent, as for exercise. –shadow boxing, noun –shadow boxer, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • shadow-box — 1. noun a diorama 2. verb to practice moves where the opponent is the boxers own shadow …   Wiktionary

  • shadow box — shad′ow box n. a rectangular frame fronted with a glass panel, used to show and protect items on display • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • shadow box — noun Date: 1891 a shallow enclosing case usually with a glass front in which something is set for protection and display …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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