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From Middle English traunsom; probably an alteration of Latin trānstrum (“crossbeam”).
transom (plural transoms)
- (architecture) A crosspiece over a door; a lintel.
- (architecture) A horizontal dividing bar in a window.
- A transom window.
- (nautical) Any of several transverse structural members in a ship, especially at the stern; a thwart.
- (nautical) The flat or nearly flat stern of a boat or ship.
- The horizontal beam on a cross or gallows.
- (figuratively, usually attributively) Items that have arrived over the transom.
- We are overwhelmed with transom resumes.
- They only met the deadline by working most of the night and making a transom filing.
- over the transom
- transom window, a hinged glassed frame above such a crossbar
crosspiece over a door
horizontal dividing bar in a window
transom window — see transom window
nautical: transverse structural member
flat stern of a vessel
items that have arrived over the transom
- English terms derived from Proto-Indo-European
- English terms derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *terh₂-
- English terms derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *-trom
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