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Definition of mantelpiece noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mantelpiece

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈmæntlpiːs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæntlpiːs//
 
(also mantel
BrE BrE//ˈmæntl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmæntl//
 
especially in North American English
)
 
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a shelf above a fireplace There was a clock on the mantelpiece.