noun (C) BrE the top part of a mantelpiece that can be used as a shelf

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  • Mantelshelf — Man tel*shelf , n. The shelf of a mantel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mantelshelf — ► NOUN ▪ a shelf forming the top of a mantelpiece …   English terms dictionary

  • mantelshelf — [[t]mæ̱nt(ə)lʃelf[/t]] mantelshelves also mantleshelf N COUNT: usu sing A mantelshelf is a mantelpiece. [OLD FASHIONED] Beneath this, on the mantelshelf, is displayed a collection of seventeenth century tulip vases. Syn: mantelpiece …   English dictionary

  • mantelshelf — (also mantleshelf) noun 1》 a shelf forming the top of a mantelpiece. 2》 Climbing a projecting ledge of rock.     ↘a move for climbing on such a ledge from below by pressing down on it with the hands to raise the upper body. verb Climbing perform… …   English new terms dictionary

  • mantelshelf — noun Date: circa 1828 mantel 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mantelshelf — /man tl shelf /, n., pl. mantelshelves. mantel (def. 2). [1820 30; MANTEL + SHELF] * * * …   Universalium

  • mantelshelf — noun A shelf above a fireplace. See Also: mantelpiece …   Wiktionary

  • mantelshelf — man·tel·shelf || mæntlʃelf n. shelf of a mantel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mantelshelf — man•tel•shelf [[t]ˈmæn tlˌʃɛlf[/t]] n. pl. shelves mantel 2) …   From formal English to slang

  • mantelshelf — /ˈmæntlʃɛlf / (say mantlshelf) noun (plural mantelshelves) 1. the projecting part of a mantelpiece. 2. Mountaineering a small ledge on the rock wall. Also, mantleshelf, mantle, mantel …   Australian-English dictionary

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