Definition of Mantel

1. Noun. Shelf that projects from wall above fireplace. "In Britain they call a mantel a chimneypiece"

Exact synonyms: Chimneypiece, Mantelpiece, Mantle, Mantlepiece
Group relationships: Fireplace, Hearth, Open Fireplace
Generic synonyms: Shelf



Definition of Mantel

1. n. The finish around a fireplace, covering the chimney-breast in front and sometimes on both sides; especially, a shelf above the fireplace, and its supports.

Definition of Mantel

1. Noun. the shelf above a fireplace which may be also a structural support for the masonry of the chimney ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mantel

1. a shelf above a fireplace [n -S]

Medical Definition of Mantel

1. The finish around a fireplace, covering the chimney-breast in front and sometimes on both sides; especially, a shelf above the fireplace, and its supports. Alternative forms: mantle. Origin: The same word as mantle a garment; cf. F. Manteau de cheminee. See Mantle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mantel

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mantel (current term)
mantelboard
mantelet
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mantellettas
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Literary usage of Mantel

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Mark Twain: The Personal and Literary Life of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine (1912)
"The first of these, a mantel from Hawaii, presented to him by the Hawaiian Promotion Committee, was set in place in the billiard-room on the morning of his ..."

2. The Practical Book of Interior Decoration by Harold Donaldson Eberlein, Abbot McClure, Edward Stratton Holloway (1919)
"THE mantel began as architecture and ended, in its final development, ... In modern practice the mantel is treated sometimes as one, sometimes as the other, ..."

3. The Colonial Architecture of Salem by Frank Cousins, Phil Madison Riley (1919)
"mantel in a Chamber of the Cook-Oliver House; mantel in the West Chamber, Peabody-Silsbee House ... Parlor mantel, Home for Aged Women; Front Parlor mantel ..."

4. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1887)
"2, a vertical section of the same; • Fig. 3, a sectional plan; Fig. 4, a plan view, with part of the mantel removed; Fig. 5, a view of the "slicer" or plate ..."

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