mantlepiece
Mantel Man"tel, n. [The same word as mantle a garment; cf. F. manteau de chemin['e]e. See {Mantle}.] (Arch.) The finish around a fireplace, covering the chimney-breast in front and sometimes on both sides; especially, a shelf above the fireplace, and its supports. The shelf is called also a {mantelpiece} or {mantlepiece}. [Written also {mantle}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • mantlepiece — man tle*piece n. A shelf that projects from the wall above a fireplace; a mantel; as, in England they call a mantelpiece a chimneypiece. Syn: mantel, mantelpiece, mantle, chimneypiece. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mantlepiece — Chimney piece Chim ney piece , chimneypiece chimneypiece, n. (Arch.) A decorative construction around the opening of a fireplace; also, the shelf that projects from wall above fireplace; {mantlepiece}. [Chiefly Brit.] Syn: mantel, mantelpiece,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mantlepiece — /man tl pees /, n. mantel. [MANTLE + PIECE] * * * …   Universalium

  • mantlepiece — [[t]mæ̱nt(ə)lpiːs[/t]] see mantelpiece …   English dictionary

  • mantlepiece — mæntlpɪːs n. decorative structure which frames the sides and top of a fireplace, mantel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mantlepiece — noun variant spelling of mantelpiece …   English new terms dictionary

  • mantlepiece — man•tle•piece [[t]ˈmæn tlˌpis[/t]] n. mantel • Etymology: 1685–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • mantlepiece — /ˈmæntlpis/ (say mantlpees) noun → mantelpiece …   Australian English dictionary

  • mantlepiece — noun shelf that projects from wall above fireplace in Britain they call a mantel a chimneypiece • Syn: ↑mantel, ↑mantelpiece, ↑mantle, ↑chimneypiece • Hypernyms: ↑shelf • Par …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chimney-piece — Chim ney piece , chimneypiece chimneypiece, n. (Arch.) A decorative construction around the opening of a fireplace; also, the shelf that projects from wall above fireplace; {mantlepiece}. [Chiefly Brit.] Syn: mantel, mantelpiece, mantle,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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