chimney-piece


chimney-piece
chimney-piece UK US noun [countable] [singular chimney-piece plural chimney-pieces] british
a mantelpiece
Thesaurus: fireplace and chimneyhyponym

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  • Chimney-piece — Chim ney piece , chimneypiece chimneypiece, n. (Arch.) A decorative construction around the opening of a fireplace; also, the shelf that projects from wall above fireplace; {mantlepiece}. [Chiefly Brit.] Syn: mantel, mantelpiece, mantle,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chimney-piece — n BrE a decoration, usually made of brick or stone, built above a ↑fireplace …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chimney piece — n. 1. MANTELPIECE 2. Obs. a decoration over a fireplace …   English World dictionary

  • chimney-piece — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms chimney piece : singular chimney piece plural chimney pieces British a mantelpiece …   English dictionary

  • chimney piece — chim′ney piece n. brit. mantel • Etymology: 1605–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • chimney piece — 1. Chiefly Brit. mantelpiece. 2. Obs. a decoration over a fireplace. [1605 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • chimney-piece — see chimneypiece …   English dictionary

  • chimney piece — noun Brit. a mantelpiece …   English new terms dictionary

  • chimney-piece — noun (C) BrE a decoration, usually made of brick or stone, built above a fireplace …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • chimney piece — 1. Chiefly Brit. mantelpiece. 2. Obs. a decoration over a fireplace. [1605 15] …   Useful english dictionary