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"mantle" in American English

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mantlenoun

 us   /ˈmæn·təl/
  • mantle noun (COVERING)

literature [C] a ​covering, or a ​layer of something that ​covers a ​surface: They ​escaped under the mantle of ​darkness.
  • mantle noun (EARTH)

earth science [U] the ​part of the ​earth that is below the ​surface and that ​surrounds the ​smallerpart in the ​center
  • mantle noun (POSITION)

[C usually sing] a ​position of ​authority or ​responsibility: He ​inherited the mantle of ​leadership at the Transit Authority in the early 1980s.
(Definition of mantle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"mantle" in British English

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mantlenoun

uk   /ˈmæn.tl̩/  us   /-t̬l̩/
  • mantle noun (LAYER)

[C] literary a ​layer of something that ​covers a ​surface: A ​thick mantle ofsnowlay on the ​ground. We ​watched the ​buildingvanish under a mantle ofthicksmoke as the ​fireswiftlymoved through it. [C] specialized geology the ​part of the ​earth that ​surrounds the ​central core [C] in the past, a ​piece of ​clothing without ​sleeves that was ​worn over other ​clothes
(Definition of mantle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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