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overmantel

[oh-ver-man-tl]
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adjective
  1. situated above a mantelpiece.
noun
  1. an ornament or panel situated above a mantelpiece.

Origin of overmantel

First recorded in 1880–85; over- + mantel
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Examples from the Web for overmantel

Historical Examples

  • On the overmantel the pulse of time beat on from a little wooden clock.

    Mistress Wilding

    Rafael Sabatini

  • On the overmantel stood two five-armed sconces with lighted tapers.

    Love-at-Arms

    Raphael Sabatini

  • He walked leisurely to the fire-place, and leant his elbow on the overmantel.

    Love-at-Arms

    Raphael Sabatini

  • “It is an overmantel, my dear,” she had said to dubious Anastasia, when it was brought home.

    The Nebuly Coat

    John Meade Falkner

  • She withdrew her hand, and tidied her hair in the mirror of the overmantel.


British Dictionary definitions for overmantel

overmantel

noun
  1. an ornamental shelf over a mantelpiece, often with a mirror
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