- a flat termination to a stern, above the water line.
- framework running athwartships in way of the sternpost of a steel or iron vessel, used as a support for the frames of the counter.
Origin of transom
OTHER WORDS FROM transomtransomed, adjective
Words nearby transom
How to use transom in a sentence
They’re hoping that some outside experience comes over the transom and shows them what they want to do.How Can We Break Our Addiction to Contempt? (Ep. 478)|Stephen J. Dubner|October 14, 2021|Freakonomics
News does not come over the transom; reporters have to work hard to get it.Pentagon Papers Lawyer James Goodale: It’s Time for Eric Holder to Resign|James C. Goodale|May 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Plus, Con Ed gets first dibs on whatever comes over the transom.
Instantly a sweet voice was heard through the open transom of the door behind which her thoughts were already concentrated.The Circular Study|Anna Katharine Green
No one knew when he slept, while curious whirring noises were heard over the transom after the fall of night.
He had the Yankee body, lank and ribbed, and was so tall that his head seemed always looking over a transom.
The transom was open, leaving an aperture of about three inches.
Again Morgan lifted his eyes to the midnight orbs beyond the transom.
British Dictionary definitions for transom
- a surface forming the stern of a vessel, either vertical or canted either forwards (reverse transom) or aft at the upper side
- any of several transverse beams used for strengthening the stern of a vessel