[man-tl-bawrd, -bohrd]

noun Chiefly South Midland U.S.

Origin of mantelboard

First recorded in 1880–85; mantel + board Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mantelboard

Historical Examples of mantelboard

  • Then he came back to the fireplace, and leaned against the mantelboard.

  • 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.