Meaning of “fanlight” in the English Dictionary

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"fanlight" in British English

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fanlightnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfæn.laɪt/ us /ˈfæn.laɪt/ US usually transom

Examples from literature

  • By the light coming from a fanlight over the door in the porch he looked at his squirrel. 
  • His gaze travelled down to the fanlight over the front door. 
  • Joel kicked the mud from his shoes, and passing through the great white door with its old-fashioned fanlight above, tapped at West's room. 
  • Now that the silence had come we heard the rain driven in torrents against the fanlight above the hall door. 
  • Then he perceived through the fanlight an illumination in the hall. 

(Definition of “fanlight” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)