Part of speech: noun

A small window above a door.

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Usage examples "transom":

  1. It was closed, but the transom above it was open, and all was darkness within. - "Kitty's Conquest", Charles King.
  2. West Fifty- Seventh Street was where I was established, in a hall bedroom on the top floor- a hall bedroom so form- fitting and cozy that when I went to bed I always opened the transom to prevent a feeling of closeness across the chest. - "Cobb's Bill-of-Fare", Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb.
  3. He ascended hastily two steps, which brought him to the level of the half- opened transom of the kitchen. - "The Argonauts of North Liberty", Bret Harte.