fanlight

[ fan-lahyt ]
/ ˈfænˌlaɪt /

noun

a window over a door or another window, especially one having the form of a semicircle or of half an ellipse.

Nearby words

  1. fango,
  2. fanion,
  3. fanjet,
  4. fankle,
  5. fanleaf,
  6. fannie,
  7. fannie mae,
  8. fanning mill,
  9. fanny,
  10. fanny adams

Origin of fanlight

First recorded in 1835–45; fan1 + light1

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British Dictionary definitions for fanlight

fanlight

/ (ˈfænˌlaɪt) /

noun

a semicircular window over a door or window, often having sash bars like the ribs of a fan
a small rectangular window over a doorUS name: transom
another name for skylight
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