fanlight

noun
fan·​light | \ ˈfan-ˌlīt How to pronounce fanlight (audio) \

Definition of fanlight

: a semicircular window with radiating bars like the ribs of a fan that is placed over a door or window

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First Known Use of fanlight

1819, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fanlight was in 1819

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