shadowbox

verb shad·ow·box \ ˈsha-dō-ˌbäks , -də-ˌbäks \
Updated on: 27 Jan 2018

Definition of shadowbox

intransitive verb
: to box with an imaginary opponent especially as a form of training

Examples of shadowbox in a Sentence

  1. He was shadowboxing to stay in shape.

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First Known Use of shadowbox

1924


shadow box

noun

Definition of shadow box

: a shallow enclosing case usually with a glass front in which something is set for protection and display

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First Known Use of shadow box

1891


SHADOWBOX Defined for English Language Learners

shadowbox

verb

Definition of shadowbox for English Language Learners

  • : to box with an imaginary opponent as a form of training


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