mantelpiece

noun
man·​tel·​piece | \ ˈman-tᵊl-ˌpēs \

Definition of mantelpiece

1 : a mantel with its side elements

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But this is a photograph by his bathroom, not a mantelpiece. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Roger Ailes was “not rational”: Alexis Bloom on her new film about the Fox News founder," 11 Dec. 2018 The house already had marble mantelpieces and a Jacuzzi, but Manafort took it to a new level, adding a two-story extension out back, new windows, a roof deck and a slate walkway. Marc Fisher, Washington Post, "Inside the Manafort money machine: A decade of influence-peddling, lavish spending and alleged fraud," 23 Feb. 2018 The house already had marble mantelpieces and a Jacuzzi, but Manafort took it to a new level, adding a two-story extension out back, new windows, a roof deck and a slate walkway. Marc Fisher, Washington Post, "Inside the Manafort money machine: A decade of influence-peddling, lavish spending and alleged fraud," 23 Feb. 2018 The house already had marble mantelpieces and a Jacuzzi, but Manafort took it to a new level, adding a two-story extension out back, new windows, a roof deck and a slate walkway. Marc Fisher, Washington Post, "Inside the Manafort money machine: A decade of influence-peddling, lavish spending and alleged fraud," 23 Feb. 2018 The living room has a gas fireplace with a limestone mantelpiece, and there are walnut floors throughout. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Penthouse in Gloria Vanderbilt’s Childhood Mansion Asks $30 Million," 6 June 2018 Some of the furniture was designed especially for the house, but paintings, furniture and a marble mantelpiece were purchased by the family in Europe. Taylor M. Riley, The Courier-Journal, "This mansion once housed Louisville’s most affluent family. Now, it’s home to history," 19 Apr. 2018 Docents in the Victorian house pointed out the 2,000-pound mantelpiece made of Italian marble and the light fixtures that are French antiques. Kimberly Fornek, chicagotribune.com, "Hinsdale Kitchen Walk offers look at kitchen designs, creative decorating and tastings," 12 May 2018 One is perhaps more likely to find a decoy adorning a collector’s mantelpiece than floating in a hunter’s rig. baltimoresun.com, "37th annual Decoy & Wildlife Art Festival returns to Havre de Grace next weekend," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of mantelpiece

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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mantelpiece

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mantelpiece

: the shelf above a fireplace and the decorative pieces on the sides of the fireplace

mantelpiece

noun
man·​tel·​piece | \ ˈman-tᵊl-ˌpēs \

Kids Definition of mantelpiece

1 : a shelf above a fireplace along with side pieces
2 : mantel

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