[man-tl] /ˈmæn tl/
a construction framing the opening of a fireplace and usually covering part of the chimney breast in a more or less decorative manner.
Also called mantelshelf. a shelf above a fireplace opening.
Also called mantel shelf, chimneypiece. a shelf above a fireplace often forming part of the mantel
another word for mantel (sense 1)
a wooden or stone frame around the opening of a fireplace, together with its decorative facing
Also called mantel shelf. a shelf above this frame
1680s, from mantel + piece (n.).
c.1200, “short, loose, sleeveless cloak,” variant of mantle (q.v.). Sense of “movable shelter for soldiers besieging a fort” is from 1520s. Meaning “timber or stone supporting masonry above a fireplace” first recorded 1510s, a shortened form of Middle English mantiltre “mantletree” (late 15c.).
[man-tl-shelf] /ˈmæn tlˌʃɛlf/ noun, plural mantelshelves. 1. (def 2).
[man-tl-tree] /ˈmæn tlˌtri/ noun 1. a wooden or stone lintel over the opening of a fireplace. 2. a masonry arch used in place of such a lintel. /ˈmæntəlˌtriː/ noun 1. a beam made of stone or wood that forms the lintel over a fireplace
[had-lee-burg] /ˈhæd liˌbɜrg/ noun 1. a short story (1900) by Mark Twain.
[man-tik] /ˈmæn tɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to divination. 2. having the power of divination. 1. a combining form used in the formation of adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -mancy: necromantic. /ˈmæntɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to divination and prophecy 2. having divining or prophetic powers combining form 1. forming adjectives corresponding […]