letterboxed

adjective
let·ter·boxed | \ˈle-tər-ˌbäkst \
variants: or less commonly letterbox \ˈle-tər-ˌbäks \

Definition of letterboxed 

of a video recording

: formatted so as to display the full rectangular frame of a wide-screen motion picture

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letterboxing \ˈle-tər-ˌbäk-siŋ \ noun

First Known Use of letterboxed

1982, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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