Mantel-tree

manteltree

[man-tl-tree]
noun
1.
a wooden or stone lintel over the opening of a fireplace.
2.
a masonry arch used in place of such a lintel.
Also, mantletree.


Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English; see mantel, tree

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manteltree or mantletree (ˈmæntəlˌtriː)
 
n
a beam made of stone or wood that forms the lintel over a fireplace
 
mantletree or mantletree
 
n

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