manteltree or man·tle·tree [man-tl-tree] Word Origin noun

  1. a wooden or stone lintel over the opening of a fireplace.
  2. a masonry arch used in place of such a lintel.

Origin of manteltree late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at mantel, tree British Dictionary definitions for manteltree manteltree mantletree noun

  1. a beam made of stone or wood that forms the lintel over a fireplace

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