noun Date: 1819 a semicircular window with radiating bars like the ribs of a fan that is placed over a door or window

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  • fanlight — ► NOUN ▪ a small window, typically semicircular, over a door or another window …   English terms dictionary

  • fanlight — [fan′līt΄] n. a semicircular window, often with sash bars in a fanlike arrangement, over a door or larger window …   English World dictionary

  • Fanlight — A fanlight is a window, semicircular or semi elliptical in shape, with glazing bars or tracery sets radiating out like an open fan, [cite book last =Poppeliers et al. first =John C. coauthors = url = title =What Style is it? publisher =John Wiley …   Wikipedia

  • fanlight — UK [ˈfænlaɪt] / US [ˈfænˌlaɪt] noun [countable] Word forms fanlight : singular fanlight plural fanlights a small window built above a door or another window …   English dictionary

  • fanlight — [[t]fæ̱nlaɪt[/t]] fanlights N COUNT A fanlight is a small window over a door or above another window …   English dictionary

  • fanlight — /fan luyt /, n. a window over a door or another window, esp. one having the form of a semicircle or of half an ellipse. [1835 45; FAN1 + LIGHT1] * * * …   Universalium

  • fanlight — noun a semicircular or semi oval window over a door or other window, normally having a fan like structure of ribs; sometimes hinged to the transom …   Wiktionary

  • fanlight — fan|light [ˈfænlaıt] n 1.) especially BrE a small window above a door or a larger window American Equivalent: transom 2.) AmE a window shaped like a half circle …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fanlight — fan|light [ fæn,laıt ] noun count a small window in the shape of a half circle, built above a door or another window …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fanlight — n. window above a door, transom …   English contemporary dictionary

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