: a semicircular window with radiating bars like the ribs of a fan that is placed over a door or window
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Examples of fanlight in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebIts main entry, located in the center of the five-bay façade, was originally constructed with tall double doors that were topped by a fanlight.
Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 6 Jan. 2022 The original openings remain, as does the fanlight.
Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 6 Jan. 2022 Three bays with glass doors topped by fanlights open to a long, brick-faced front entrance that was once an open loggia.
Julie Lasky, New York Times, 18 Mar. 2020
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