Definition of Fanlight

1. Noun. A window above a door that is usually hinged to a horizontal crosspiece over the door.

Exact synonyms: Transom, Transom Window
Generic synonyms: Window



2. Noun. A window in a roof to admit daylight.
Exact synonyms: Skylight
Generic synonyms: Window

3. Noun. A semicircular window over a door or window; usually has sash bars like the ribs of a fan.
Generic synonyms: Window

Definition of Fanlight

1. Noun. a semicircular or semioval window over a door or other window, normally having a fan-like structure of ribs; sometimes hinged to the transom ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fanlight

1. a type of window [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fanlight

fangot
fangots
fangs
fangy
fanion
fanions
fanjet
fanjets
fank
fankle
fankled
fankles
fankling
fanks
fanless
fanlight (current term)
fanlights
fanlike
fanlisting
fanlistings
fanmade
fanned
fannel
fannell
fannells
fannels
fanner
fanners
fannerved
fannies

Literary usage of Fanlight

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1. The Colonial Architecture of Salem by Frank Cousins, Phil Madison Riley (1919)
"practical fanlight transom over the door between the front and rear part of the ... Elliptical-headed openings, echoing indoors the fanlight of the front ..."

2. My Theatrical and Musical Recollections by Emily Soldene (1897)
"... and dignified—A royal visit to the Princess's Theatre—Mr. Emden receives her Majesty— A terrible fall—Three little maids looking through a fanlight—What ..."

3. Old Cape Colony: A Chronicle of Her Men and Houses from 1652-1806 by Alya Fane Keatinge Trotter (1903)
"It is ornamented by the monogram of the Company, and under the pediment are the arms of the TEAK fanlight, ONCE IN THE CASTLE. different towns of the ..."

4. Journal of the Co. Kildare Archaeological Society and Surrounding Districts by County Kildare Archaeological Society (1899)
"It is a fanlight over the door at the back of the house. It represents the Blessed Virgin Mary holding in her hand a piece of brown cloth, ..."

5. Practical Building Construction by John Parnell Allen (1897)
"632, X being the fanlight, which can be either fixed, or hung on butts or centres. Transom-' External Door with fanlight Fig.632.fi Scale The fanlight ..."

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