what is difference between fanlight and transom
From fan + light (“window”)
fanlight (plural fanlights)
- a semicircular or semioval window over a door or other window, normally having a fan-like structure of ribs; sometimes hinged to the transom
- dummy fanlight
From Middle English traunsom; probably an alteration of Latin trānstrum (“crossbeam”).
- IPA(key): /ˈtɹænsəm/
transom (plural transoms)
- (architecture) A crosspiece over a door; a lintel.
- (architecture) A horizontal dividing bar in a window.
- A transom window.
- (nautical) Any of several transverse structural members in a ship, especially at the stern; a thwart.
- (nautical) The flat or nearly flat stern of a boat or ship.
- The horizontal beam on a cross or gallows.
- (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.
- over the transom
- transom window, a hinged glassed frame above such a crossbar
- Marston, Morants, Rotmans, Stroman, Tromans, matrons, romants
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