Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The shelf of a mantelpiece, especially when movable and forming rather a part of the over-mantel than of the chimneypiece proper.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US A mantel.

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Examples

  • I turned away from them, put my foot on the fender, stuck my elbow on the plush-fringed mantelboard, and studied the photographs, pipes, and ash-trays that adorned it.

    In the Days of the Comet

  • I turned away from them, put my foot on the fender, stuck my elbow on the plush-fringed mantelboard, and studied the photographs, pipes, and ash-trays that adorned it.

    In the Days of the Comet

  • Then he came back to the fireplace, and leaned against the mantelboard.

    The Giant's Robe

  • Then there was a mantelboard with maroon plush and wool fringe that did not match the plush; a dreary clock like a black marble tomb -- it was silent as the grave too, for it had long since forgotten how to tick.

    The Story of the Amulet

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