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n. - Shelf that projects from a wall above the fireplace.

Usage examples (40)
  • This was the first example of a wooden mantel made to replicate the look of cast iron, common in Victorian times.
  • In England they call a mantel a chimneypiece
  • A Gold Glove on his mantel is proof he can field as well as hit.
  • The exquisite white marble mantel is Italian, not French, of the time of Louis XVI. for more
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  • Though he took care in hanging his "mantel" (sleeveless outer garment) on the mantle (shelf above a fireplace) it caught fire anyway.
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