Mantel

Man"tel

(?), n. [The same word as mantle a garment; cf. F. manteau de chemine. 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.]

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