Definition of transom noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtrænsəm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrænsəm//
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  1. 1a bar of wood or stone across the top of a door or window
  2. 2(North American English) = fanlight
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (earlier as traversayn): from Old French traversin, from the verb traverser ‘to cross’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: transom

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