Mantel definitions

măn'tl
An ornamental facing around a fireplace.
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The facing of stone, marble, etc. about a fireplace, including a projecting shelf or slab above it.
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The protruding shelf over a fireplace.
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The shelf or slab.
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The shelf above a fireplace which may be also a structural support for the masonry of the chimney.
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Origin of mantel

Old English mentel (“sleeveless cloak"), later reinforced by cognate Anglo-Norman mantel, both from Latin mantÄ“llum (“covering, cloak"), diminutive of mantum, likely from Gaulish.