Man"tel (?), n. [The same word as mantle a garment; cf. F. manteau de chemin'ee. 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.

[Written also mantle.]


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