manteltree definition

  • noun:
    • A beam, a stone, or an arch that operates as a lintel on a fireplace, supporting the masonry overhead.
    • mantel
    • The lintel of a fireplace when of timber, as much in early houses.
    • In structure, a beam behind the mantelpiece serving since the lintel to a fireplace, sometimes replaced by a brick arch, that title is also given.
    • Same as mantelpiece.

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