- a window over a door or another window, especially one having the form of a semicircle or of half an ellipse.
Origin of fanlight
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Examples from the Web for fanlight
They came to her clearly through the ventilator above the fanlight.
Usually when he was at home there was a light in his hall which showed through the fanlight.
He pressed it again after an interval, and stepped back to look at the fanlight.
They think that the fanlight may have attracted me, and desire to make sure.Ashton Kirk, Secret Agent
John T. McIntyre
I will go to the top of the house and guard the fanlight leading to the roof.The Weight of the Crown
Fred M. White
- 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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