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mantel

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noun man·tel \ˈman-təl\

Simple Definition of mantel

  • : the shelf above a fireplace

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mantel

  1. 1 a :  a beam, stone, or arch serving as a lintel to support the masonry above a fireplace b :  the finish around a fireplace

  2. 2 :  a shelf above a fireplace

Origin and Etymology of mantel

Middle English, from Anglo-French, mantle


First Known Use: 15th century

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MANTEL Defined for Kids

mantel

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noun man·tel \ˈman-təl\

Definition of mantel for Students

  1. :  a shelf above a fireplace




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