noun \ˈman-təl\

: the shelf above a fireplace

Full Definition of MANTEL

a :  a beam, stone, or arch serving as a lintel to support the masonry above a fireplace
b :  the finish around a fireplace
:  a shelf above a fireplace

Origin of MANTEL

Middle English, from Anglo-French, mantle
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth

Rhymes with MANTEL


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