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overmantel

[oh-ver-man-tl] /ˈoʊ vərˌmæn tl/
adjective
1.
situated above a mantelpiece.
noun
2.
an ornament or panel situated above a mantelpiece.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; over- + mantel
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Examples from the web for overmantel
  • In the southern pavilion there is an arched marble fireplace which retains its large gold-framed overmantel mirror.
  • Ghosts of crossettes that are similar to those which survive upstairs are visible on the overmantel.
  • The oak mantel has a beveled mirror in the overmantel.
  • The overmantel is a later addition, but the rich cornice is similar to the exterior one.
British Dictionary definitions for overmantel

overmantel

/ˈəʊvəˌmæntəl/
noun
1.
an ornamental shelf over a mantelpiece, often with a mirror
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