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fanlight

[fan-lahyt]
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noun
  1. a window over a door or another window, especially one having the form of a semicircle or of half an ellipse.
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Origin of fanlight

First recorded in 1835–45; fan1 + light1
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Related Words for fanlight

bay, aperture, bow, fenestella, oriel, jalousie, dormer, casement, fenestration, fanlight, fenestra, lunette, skylight, porthole, lancet, lucarne, mullioned

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Historical Examples of fanlight

  • They came to her clearly through the ventilator above the fanlight.

    The Green Rust

    Edgar Wallace

  • Usually when he was at home there was a light in his hall which showed through the fanlight.

    The Green Rust

    Edgar Wallace

  • He pressed it again after an interval, and stepped back to look at the fanlight.

    The Green Rust

    Edgar Wallace

  • They think that the fanlight may have attracted me, and desire to make sure.

  • I will go to the top of the house and guard the fanlight leading to the roof.


British Dictionary definitions for fanlight

fanlight

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