over-the-transom
adjective Date: circa 1952 offered without prior arrangement especially for publication ; unsolicited <
an over-the-transom manuscript
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • over the transom — phrasal without solicitation or prior arrangement < the manuscript arrived over the transom > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Transom (architectural) — In architecture, a transom is the term given to a horizontal glazing bar which is framed across a window, dividing it into stages or heights.Transom is the customary U.S. word for a traditionally fixed window over a door or an operating sash… …   Wikipedia

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  • transom — [ trans(ə)m] noun 1》 the flat surface forming the stern of a boat.     ↘a horizontal beam reinforcing the stern of a boat. 2》 a strengthening crossbar, in particular one set above a window or door. Compare with mullion. 3》 US term for transom… …   English new terms dictionary

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  • transom window — noun a window above a door that is usually hinged to a horizontal crosspiece over the door • Syn: ↑transom, ↑fanlight • Hypernyms: ↑window …   Useful english dictionary

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