noun, Physical Geography.
the layer of disintegrated and decomposed rock fragments, including soil, just above the solid rock of the earth’s crust; regolith.
[man-tl] /ˈmæn tl/ noun 1. a loose, sleeveless cloak or cape. 2. something that covers, envelops, or conceals: the mantle of darkness. 3. Geology. the portion of the earth, about 1800 miles (2900 km) thick, between the crust and the core. Compare 1 (def 10), (def 6). 4. Zoology. a single or paired outgrowth of […]
[mant-lit] /ˈmænt lɪt/ noun, Military. 1. (def 2).
[man-tl-tree] /ˈmæn tlˌtri/ noun 1. . [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
[mant-ling] /ˈmænt lɪŋ/ noun, Heraldry. 1. a decorative piece of cloth represented as hanging from a torse so as to cover the sides and rear of a helmet and often so as to frame the escutcheon below. [man-tl] /ˈmæn tl/ noun 1. a loose, sleeveless cloak or cape. 2. something that covers, envelops, or conceals: […]