chimney piece


noun

Chiefly British. mantlepiece.
Obsolete. a decoration over a fireplace.

Origin of chimney piece

First recorded in 1605–15
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Related Words for chimneypiece

mantelpiece, fireboard, mantelshelf

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British Dictionary definitions for chimneypiece

chimneypiece

noun

another name (esp Brit) for mantelpiece (def. 1)
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