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over the transom

Definition of over the transom

US

  1. :  without being asked for or expected —used especially to describe a book, story, etc., that is sent to a publisher <The manuscript arrived over the transom.>



Word by Word Definitions

overplay
  1. :  across a barrier or intervening space

    :  across the goal line in football

    :  forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

    : used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

    : used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. :  upper, higher

    :  outer, covering

    :  excessive

  1. :  to leap over

transomplay
  1. : :  a transverse piece in a structure :  crosspiece: as

    :  lintel

    :  a horizontal crossbar in a window, over a door, or between a door and a window or fanlight above it


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