Meaning of shadow box

shad'ow box"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. 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

shad•ow•box

Pronunciation: (shad'ō-boks"), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to make the motions of attack and defense, as in boxing, as a training or conditioning procedure.
  2. to evade or avoid direct or decisive action.
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