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[man-tl-bawrd, -bohrd]
noun Chiefly South Midland U.S.
  1. mantel.
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Origin of mantelboard

First recorded in 1880–85; mantel + board
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for mantelboard

Historical Examples

  • 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.