mantelpiece

noun man·tel·piece \ ˈman-tᵊl-ˌpēs \
|Updated on: 6 Aug 2018

Definition of mantelpiece

1 : a mantel with its side elements
2 : mantel 2

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First Known Use of mantelpiece

1660

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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MANTELPIECE Defined for English Language Learners

mantelpiece

Definition of mantelpiece for English Language Learners

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


MANTELPIECE Defined for Kids

mantelpiece

noun man·tel·piece \ ˈman-tᵊl-ˌpēs \

Definition of mantelpiece for Students

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


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