chim·​ney·​piece | \ ˈchim-nē-ˌpēs How to pronounce chimneypiece (audio) \

Definition of chimneypiece

: an ornamental construction over and around a fireplace that includes the mantel

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Recent Examples on the Web New doors for the library, a marble chimneypiece, carpets and curtains, upholstery. Longreads, "The Ladies Who Were Famous for Wanting to Be Left Alone," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of chimneypiece

1664, in the meaning defined above

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“Chimneypiece.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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