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]

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  • chimneypiece — noun Date: 1664 an ornamental construction over and around a fireplace that includes the mantel …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • chimneypiece — n. mantel, shelf above a fireplace …   English contemporary dictionary

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