2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Mantel \Man"tel\, noun [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}.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: shelf that projects from wall above fireplace; "in Britain they call a mantel a chimneypiece" [syn: {mantel}, {mantelpiece}, {mantle}, {mantlepiece}, {chimneypiece}]

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