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tran·som

 (trăn′səm)
n.
1.
a. A horizontal crosspiece over a door or between a door and a window above it.
b. A small hinged window above a door or another window.
2. A horizontal dividing bar of wood or stone in a window.
3. A lintel.
4. Nautical
a. The stern of a square-sterned boat or ship.
b. Any of several transverse beams affixed to the sternpost of a wooden ship and forming part of the stern.
c. The aftermost transverse structural member in a steel ship, including the floor, frame, and beam assembly at the sternpost.
5. The horizontal beam on a cross or gallows.
Idiom:
over the transom
Without being agreed to; unsolicited: They even publish a few manuscripts that come in over the transom.

[Middle English traunsom, probably alteration of Latin trānstrum, cross-beam, from trāns, across; see trans-.]

transom

(ˈtrænsəm)
n
1. (Building) Also called: traverse a horizontal member across a window. Compare mullion
2. (Building) a horizontal member that separates a door from a window over it
3. (Building) the usual US name for fanlight
4. (Nautical Terms) nautical
a. a surface forming the stern of a vessel, either vertical or canted either forwards (reverse transom) or aft at the upper side
b. any of several transverse beams used for strengthening the stern of a vessel
[C14: earlier traversayn, from Old French traversin, from traverse]
ˈtransomed adj

tran•som

(ˈtræn səm)

n.
1. a crosspiece separating a door or the like from a window or fanlight above it.
2. a window above such a crosspiece.
3. a crossbar dividing a window horizontally.
4.
a. a flat termination to the stern of a ship, above the water line.
b. any of the transverse beams attached to the sternpost of a ship that strengthen the stern.
[1325–75; late Middle English traunsum, traunsom, Middle English transyn, probably alter. of traversayn < Old French traversin crosspiece, derivative of travers breadth; see traverse]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.transom - a window above a door that is usually hinged to a horizontal crosspiece over the doortransom - a window above a door that is usually hinged to a horizontal crosspiece over the door
window - a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air
2.transom - a horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door from a window over ittransom - a horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door from a window over it
crosspiece - a transverse brace
Translations
kamanaperäpeili

transom

[ˈtrænsəm] N (Archit) (across window) → travesaño m (US) (= window) → montante m de abanico, abanico m

transom

n (= transom window)Oberlicht nt; (= cross-piece)Querbalken m

transom

[ˈtrænsəm] ntraversa
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