- Chiefly British. mantlepiece.
- Obsolete. a decoration over a fireplace.
Origin of chimney piece
First recorded in 1605–15
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Examples from the Web for chimney piece
They both talked standing in front of the chimney-piece, where some logs were blazing.His Masterpiece
Some logs and some small wood were piled in a corner, near the chimney-piece.Fruitfulness
She had risen to her feet, and was standing by the chimney-piece.The Eternal City
On his chimney-piece he had photographs of Mrs. Langtry and Mary Anderson.The Moon and Sixpence
W. Somerset Maugham
As half-past ten chimed from the clock on the chimney-piece, Hugh rose to go.David Elginbrod