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[man-tl-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈmæn tlˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
noun, Chiefly South Midland U.S.
Origin of mantelboard
First recorded in 1880-85; mantel + board Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Then he came back to the fireplace, and leaned against the mantelboard.

    The Giant's Robe F. Anstey
  • In fact, it is quite a mantelboard ornament, as most of these things are.

    Sharps and Flats John Nevil Maskelyne
  • Tunisian or point lace forms a very good edging to a mantelboard, and when a foot deep, or nearly so, it is extremely handsome.

    Household Organization Florence Caddy

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