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English definition of “mantelpiece”

mantelpiece

noun [C] uk   /ˈmæn.təl.piːs/ us    /-t̬əl-/ (US also mantel)
a shelf above a fireplace, usually part of a frame that surrounds the fireplace: She's got photographs of all her grandchildren on the mantelpiece.The fireplace and parts of the fireplace
(Definition of mantelpiece from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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