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Definitions of transoms

  1. In a ship, beams or timbers fixed across the stern-post to strengthen the after-part and give it form; in arch., a horizontal mullion or cross-bar in a window; a lintel over a door; in surv., the vane of a cross-staff; a cross-bar of any kind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for transoms

  1. Now a blaze of transoms and a sound of voices proclaimed that the apartments were tenanted. – The Lighted Match by Charles Neville Buck
  2. The windows in the court are square- headed, but most have lost their transoms – The South of France--East Half by Charles Bertram Black
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