from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly Eastern & Southern U.S. See mantel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A shelf that is affixed to the wall above a fireplace.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as mantel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fitting or decoration of a mantel—that is, the horizontal hood, cornice, or shelf carried above a fireplace; hence, by extension, all the marble-work, metal-work, or wainscoting around a fireplace, or masking the breast of a chimney, including usually one shelf or more.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. shelf that projects from wall above fireplace
mantel + piece (Wiktionary)