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Definitions for TRANSOM
ˈtræn səmtran·som

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. transom, transom window, fanlightnoun

    a window above a door that is usually hinged to a horizontal crosspiece over the door

  2. transom, traversenoun

    a horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door from a window over it


  1. transomnoun

    A crosspiece over a door; a lintel.

  2. transomnoun

    A small hinged window above a door or another window.

  3. transomnoun

    A horizontal dividing bar in a window.

  4. transomnoun

    Any of several transverse structural members in a ship, especially at the stern; a thwart.

  5. transomnoun

    The flat or nearly flat stern of a boat or ship.

  6. transomnoun

    The horizontal beam on a cross or gallows.

  7. transomnoun

    Items that have arrived over the transom.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Transomnoun

    Etymology: transenna, Lat.


  1. transom

    A transom is a horizontal structural beam or bar, as well as the crosspiece separating a door from a window or fanlight above it. It can also refer to the stern area of a ship where a transom window or board can be located.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Transomnoun

    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

  2. Transomnoun

    one of the principal transverse timbers of the stern, bolted to the sternpost and giving shape to the stern structure; -- called also transsummer

  3. Transomnoun

    the piece of wood or iron connecting the cheeks of some gun carriages

  4. Transomnoun

    the vane of a cross-staff

  5. Transomnoun

    one of the crossbeams connecting the side frames of a truck with each other

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Transom

    tran′sum, n. a thwart beam or lintel, esp. the horizontal mullion or crossbar of a window: in ships, the beam across the sternpost to strengthen the afterpart.—n. Trans′om-win′dow, a window divided into two parts by a transom. [L. transtrum, a cross-bank—trans, across.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. transom

    The vane of a cross-staff, made to slide along it by means of a square socket; it may be set to any of the graduations.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of TRANSOM in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of TRANSOM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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