News does not come over the transom; reporters have to work hard to get it.
Plus, Con Ed gets first dibs on whatever comes over the transom.
The upper stage, which contains the bells, has two two-light windows in each face, each light being divided by a transom.
After a time he was obliged to shift himself on the transom.
Seated on the transom was what seemed to me a most uncommon and surprising figure.
"Yes, yes," answered Denman, as he staggered back to a transom seat.
The transom shone dark, and no voice yet disturbed the quiet of the neighborhood.
It was a dim place, lighted only by a transom above the door.
The transom above was open and through it drifted out a faint blue cloud.
There was no transom, no other door—nothing but the plastered walls and the window.
mid-14c., transeyn "crossbeam spanning an opening, lintel," probably by dissimilation from Latin transtrum "crossbeam" (especially one spanning an opening), from trans- "across" (see trans-) + instrumental suffix -trum. Meaning "small window over a door or other window" is first recorded 1844.