Definition of fanlight in English:


Line breaks: fan|light
Pronunciation: /ˈfanlʌɪt


  • 1A small semicircular or rectangular window over a door or another window.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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