Definitions for TRANSOM
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transom, transom window, fanlightnoun
a window above a door that is usually hinged to a horizontal crosspiece over the door
a horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door from a window over it
A crosspiece over a door; a lintel.
A small hinged window above a door or another window.
A horizontal dividing bar in a window.
Any of several transverse structural members in a ship, especially at the stern; a thwart.
The flat or nearly flat stern of a boat or ship.
The horizontal beam on a cross or gallows.
Items that have arrived over the transom.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: transenna, Lat.
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.
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
one of the principal transverse timbers of the stern, bolted to the sternpost and giving shape to the stern structure; -- called also transsummer
the piece of wood or iron connecting the cheeks of some gun carriages
the vane of a cross-staff
one of the crossbeams connecting the side frames of a truck with each other
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
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.
The numerical value of TRANSOM in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of TRANSOM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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