- 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.
Words nearby transom
Origin of transom
OTHER WORDS FROM transomtran·somed, adjective
Examples from the Web for transom
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.
"I thought the transom was open," said a low voice, which still seemed to be struggling with suppressed laughter.Blindfolded|Earle Ashley Walcott
I say, Transom, John Canoeing still—always some frolic in the wind.Tom Cringle's Log|Michael Scott
It will be seen from the plan that the overhang aft runs out into a point, and that there is thus no transom.The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2|Roald Amundsen
And Sarah turned the pitcher upside down, its mouth protruding from the transom.When Sarah Went to School|Elsie Singmaster
The two young sculptors on the other side of the transom were now entering upon their artistic task with amazing speed and zest.Good References|E. J. Rath
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