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letterboxed

adjective let·ter·boxed \ˈle-tər-ˌbäkst\

Definition of LETTERBOXED

of a video recording
:  formatted so as to display the full rectangular frame of a wide-screen motion picture
let·ter·box·ing \-ˌbäk-siŋ\ noun

Variants of LETTERBOXED

let·ter·boxed also let·ter·box \-ˌbäks\

Origin of LETTERBOXED

perhaps from the resemblance of the picture on the TV screen or the bands above and below the picture to slots in a mailbox
First Known Use: 1989

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