- situated above a mantelpiece.
- an ornament or panel situated above a mantelpiece.
Origin of overmantel
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Examples from the Web for overmantel
On the overmantel the pulse of time beat on from a little wooden clock.Mistress Wilding
On the overmantel stood two five-armed sconces with lighted tapers.
He walked leisurely to the fire-place, and leant his elbow on the overmantel.
“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.The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne
William J. Locke
- an ornamental shelf over a mantelpiece, often with a mirror
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