manteltree


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man·tel·tree

 (măn′tl-trē′)
n.
A beam that serves as a lintel over a fireplace, supporting the masonry above.

[Middle English mantiltre : mantle, mantle; see mantle + tre, beam; see tree.]
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manteltree

(ˈmæntəlˌtriː) or

mantletree

n
(Architecture) a beam made of stone or wood that forms the lintel over a fireplace
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