1A shelf above a fireplace.
- In the kitchen the original tins stand on the mantelshelf, an Edwardian overhead drying rack is operated by a pulley, and her father's old Gulbransen radio is on the table.
- There was a soiled and tawdry mirror above a massive metal and marble clock supported by a lion couchant on the mantelshelf.
- Of the walls, one was occupied by the window, the other by a draped mantelshelf bristling with Cupids.
1.2 Climbing A move for climbing on to a projecting ledge of rock from below by pressing down on it with the hands to raise the upper body, enabling a foot or knee to reach the ledge: [as modifier]: the mantelshelf technique
More example sentences
- Move left and up (poor peg runners) and make a difficult mantleshelf into the pink groove above (good wire low on right).
verb[no object] Climbing
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