fanlight vs skylight what difference

what is difference between fanlight and skylight

English

Etymology

From fan + light (window)

Noun

fanlight (plural fanlights)

  1. a semicircular or semioval window over a door or other window, normally having a fan-like structure of ribs; sometimes hinged to the transom

Hypernyms

  • light

Derived terms

  • dummy fanlight

Translations



English

Etymology

From sky +‎ light.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈskaɪˌlaɪt/
  • Hyphenation: sky‧light‧Audio (US)

Noun

skylight (plural skylights)

  1. (architecture) A window, dome, or opening in the roof or ceiling, to admit natural light.
  2. (physics) Diffuse sky radiation—solar radiation reaching the earth’s surface after having been scattered from the direct solar beam by molecules or suspensoids in the atmosphere.
  3. (volcanology) A hole in the upper part of a lava tube, yielding a view of the lava within.

Hypernyms

  • light

Translations

References

  • skylight on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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