Transom window
Transom Tran"som, n. [Probably fr. L. transtrum a crossbeam, transom, from trans across. Cf. {Trestle}.] 1. (Arch.) A horizontal crossbar in a window, over a door, or between a door and a window above it. Transom is the horizontal, as mullion is the vertical, bar across an opening. See Illust. of {Mullion}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) One of the principal transverse timbers of the stern, bolted to the sternpost and giving shape to the stern structure; -- called also {transsummer}. [1913 Webster]

3. (Gun.) The piece of wood or iron connecting the cheeks of some gun carriages. [1913 Webster]

4. (Surg.) The vane of a cross-staff. --Chambers. [1913 Webster]

5. (Railroad) One of the crossbeams connecting the side frames of a truck with each other. [1913 Webster]

{Transom knees} (Shipbuilding), knees bolted to the transoms and after timbers.

{Transom window}. (Arch.) (a) A window divided horizontally by a transom or transoms. (b) A window over a door, with a transom between. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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