Meaning of “transom” in the English Dictionary

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"transom" in British English

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transomnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtræn.səm/ us /ˈtræn.səm/

specialized architecture a horizontal bar of stone or wood across a window, or separating the top of a window or door from a small window above

US also transom window, UK fanlight a small window over the top of a door

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