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manteltree

Line breaks: mantel|tree
Pronunciation: /ˈmant(ə)ltriː
 
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Definition of manteltree in English:

noun

A beam or arch across the opening of a fireplace, supporting the masonry above.
Example sentences
  • Some were hung on pegs driven into the manteltree, others simply sat on the hearth until they were needed.

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