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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Mantel \Man"tel\, n. [The same word as mantle a garment; cf. F.
manteau de chemin['e]e. See Mantle.] (Arch.)
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. The shelf is called also a
mantelpiece or mantlepiece. [Written also mantle.]
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: shelf that projects from wall above fireplace; "in Britain
they call a mantel a chimneypiece" [syn: mantel,
mantelpiece, mantle, mantlepiece, chimneypiece]
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