Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Topic: BUILDINGS

Date: 1300-1400
Origin: Probably from Latin transtrum, from trans 'across'

transom

noun
     
tran‧som [countable]
1 a bar of wood that forms the top of the back part of a boat
2TBB a bar of wood or stone which separates a door from a window above it, or which divides a window into two parts
3 American EnglishTBB a small window over a door or over a larger window [= fanlight British English]
Word of the Day
The BUILDINGS
Word of the Day is:

Other related topics