Definition of fanlight in English:


Line breaks: fan|light
Pronunciation: /ˈfanlʌɪt


1A small semicircular or rectangular window over a door or another window.
More example sentences
  • The four corners of the facades are accented with tall wooden pilasters, and the two identical front doors with semicircular fanlights are framed by pilasters supporting molded cornices.
  • Manda could see a semicircular fanlight over the front door as the Michael steered the jeep toward the front of wrought iron gate.
  • The front door has a fanlight while the hall has an ornate centre rose and coving.
1.1 another term for skylight.
More example sentences
  • The conservatory features extra height fanlights with single Georgian bar.
  • The only way that he have escaped was by climbing hand over hand, up the girders that run up the side of the jail, to a fanlight on the roof.

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