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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Transom  \Tran"som\,  n.  [Probably  fr  L.  transtrum  a  crossbeam, 
  transom,  from  trans  across  Cf  {Trestle}.] 
  1.  (Arch.)  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.  (Naut.)  One  of  the  principal  transverse  timbers  of  the 
  stern,  bolted  to  the  sternpost  and  giving  shape  to  the 
  stern  structure;  --  called  also  {transsummer}. 
  3.  (Gun.)  The  piece  of  wood  or  iron  connecting  the  cheeks  of 
  some  gun  carriages. 
  4.  (Surg.)  The  vane  of  a  cross-staff.  --Chambers. 
  5.  (Railroad)  One  of  the  crossbeams  connecting  the  side 
  frames  of  a  truck  with  each  other 
  {Transom  knees}  (Shipbuilding),  knees  bolted  to  the  transoms 
  and  after  timbers. 
  {Transom  window}.  (Arch.) 
  a  A  window  divided  horizontally  by  a  transom  or 
  b  A  window  over  a  door,  with  a  transom  between. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  window  above  a  door  and  hinged  to  a  transom  [syn:  {transom 
  window},  {fanlight}] 
  2:  a  horizontal  piece  across  a  window  or  separating  a  door  from 
  a  window  over  it  [syn:  {traverse}] 

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