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A window above a door that is usually hinged to a horizontal crosspiece over the door.  Synonyms: transom, transom window.
A window in a roof to admit daylight.  Synonym: skylight.
A semicircular window over a door or window; usually has sash bars like the ribs of a fan.

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"Fanlight" Quotes from Famous Books

... directions and nearly missed the first on the right, this being a narrow turning. Many-storied buildings, looking like warehouses, were on either side of this; their height was such that the merest strip of sky could be seen when Mavis looked up. She then came to an open door. Above this was a fanlight, which fitfully lighted a passage terminating in a flight of uncarpeted stone steps. It was all very uninviting. The girl looked about for someone of whom to make further inquiries. No one came in or went out; all that Mavis ...
— Sparrows - The Story of an Unprotected Girl • Horace W. C. Newte

Words linked to "Fanlight" :   window, skylight, transom

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