fanlight vs transom what difference

what is difference between fanlight and transom

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 Middle English traunsom; probably an alteration of Latin trānstrum (crossbeam).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɹænsəm/

Noun

transom (plural transoms)

  1. (architecture) A crosspiece over a door; a lintel.
  2. (architecture) A horizontal dividing bar in a window.
  3. A transom window.
  4. (nautical) Any of several transverse structural members in a ship, especially at the stern; a thwart.
  5. (nautical) The flat or nearly flat stern of a boat or ship.
  6. The horizontal beam on a cross or gallows.
  7. (figuratively, usually attributively) Items that have arrived over the transom.
    We are overwhelmed with transom resumes.
    They only met the deadline by working most of the night and making a transom filing.

Derived terms

  • over the transom
  • transom window, a hinged glassed frame above such a crossbar

Translations

See also

  • fortochka

Anagrams

  • Marston, Morants, Rotmans, Stroman, Tromans, matrons, romants

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