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A beam that serves as a lintel over a fireplace, supporting the masonry above.
[Middle English mantiltre
; see mantle
; see tree
manteltree (ˈmæntəlˌtriː) or
(Architecture) a beam made of stone or wood that forms the lintel over a fireplace
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The Greek revival (1820-1860) introduced greater structural variety and a liberal use of Greek columns, mantletrees
, and doors.