mantel
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈmæn.təl/
Noun

mantel (plural mantels)

  1. The shelf above a fireplace which may be also a structural support for the masonry of the chimney.
  2. (climbing) A maneuver to surmount a ledge, involving pushing down on the ledge to bring up the body. Also called a mantelshelf.
Related terms Translations
  • German: Kaminregal
  • Russian: каминный
Verb

mantel (mantels, present participle mantelling; past and past participle mantelled)

  1. (climbing) To surmount a ledge by pushing down on the ledge to bring up the body.
Synonyms


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