Chimney-piece
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, mantlepiece. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • chimney-piece — UK US noun [countable] [singular chimney piece plural chimney pieces] british a mantelpiece Thesaurus: fireplace and chimneyhyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • chimney-piece — n BrE a decoration, usually made of brick or stone, built above a ↑fireplace …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chimney piece — n. 1. MANTELPIECE 2. Obs. a decoration over a fireplace …   English World dictionary

  • chimney-piece — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms chimney piece : singular chimney piece plural chimney pieces British a mantelpiece …   English dictionary

  • chimney piece — chim′ney piece n. brit. mantel • Etymology: 1605–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • chimney piece — 1. Chiefly Brit. mantelpiece. 2. Obs. a decoration over a fireplace. [1605 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • chimney-piece — see chimneypiece …   English dictionary

  • chimney piece — noun Brit. a mantelpiece …   English new terms dictionary

  • chimney-piece — noun (C) BrE a decoration, usually made of brick or stone, built above a fireplace …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • chimney piece — 1. Chiefly Brit. mantelpiece. 2. Obs. a decoration over a fireplace. [1605 15] …   Useful english dictionary

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