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fan·light

 (făn′līt′)
n.
1. A semicircular or semielliptical window, often with sash bars arranged like the ribs of a fan, usually placed over a door or another window.
2. Chiefly British A transom.

fanlight

(ˈfænˌlaɪt)
n
1. (Architecture) a semicircular window over a door or window, often having sash bars like the ribs of a fan
2. (Architecture) a small rectangular window over a door. US name: transom
3. (Building) another name for skylight

fan•light

(ˈfænˌlaɪt)

n.
a window over a door or another window, esp. one having the form of a semicircle or half an ellipse.
[1835–45]

fanlight

transom
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fanlight - a window above a door that is usually hinged to a horizontal crosspiece over the doorfanlight - 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.fanlight - a window in a roof to admit daylightfanlight - a window in a roof to admit daylight
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
3.fanlight - a semicircular window over a door or window; usually has sash bars like the ribs of a fan
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
Translations

fanlight

[ˈfænlaɪt] Nmontante m de abanico

fanlight

[ˈfænlaɪt] nimposte ffan mail ncourrier m des fans

fanlight

[ˈfænˌlaɪt] nlunetta (a ventaglio)
References in classic literature ?
The pale moonlight streamed through a shattered fanlight over the door; the air was unwholesome and chilly, like that of a vault.
One house, however, second from the corner, was still occupied entire; and at the door of this, which wore a great air of wealth and comfort, though it was now plunged in darkness except for the fanlight, Mr.
The night had come; the fanlight over the door shone bright; the two windows of the dining-room where the cloth was being laid, and the three windows of the drawing-room where Maria would be waiting dinner, glowed softlier through yellow blinds.
He found that he was in a grotto, went towards the opening, and through a kind of fanlight saw a blue sea and an azure sky.
As I approached the house I saw a tall man in a Scotch bonnet with a coat which was buttoned up to his chin waiting outside in the bright semicircle which was thrown from the fanlight.
It is of no colour known in this life and has a corrugated wooden crook for a handle, with a metallic object let into its prow, or beak, resembling a little model of a fanlight over a street door or one of the oval glasses out of a pair of spectacles, which ornamental object has not that tenacious capacity of sticking to its post that might be desired in an article long associated with the British army.
Philip noticed in the fanlight a cardboard on which was an announcement that apartments were to let.
Holmes's cold, thin fingers closed round my wrist and led me forward down a long hall, until I dimly saw the murky fanlight over the door.
Above the other door, which opened on to the landing, there hung a fanlight which could be drawn by a cord when some ventilation became absolutely necessary.
He turned on his second tube and opened for half a minute the fanlight over the door.
Presently, a light went up-stairs after her, passing first the fanlight of the door, and afterwards the two staircase windows, on its way up.
His eye fell upon a newly-painted tenement which had been recently converted into something between a shop and a private house, and which a red lamp, projecting over the fanlight of the street door, would have sufficiently announced as the residence of a medical practitioner, even if the word 'Surgery' had not been inscribed in golden characters on a wainscot ground, above the window of what, in times bygone, had been the front parlour.