over-the-tran·​som ˌō-vər-ṯẖə-ˈtran(t)-səm How to pronounce over-the-transom (audio)
: offered without prior arrangement especially for publication : unsolicited
an over-the-transom manuscript

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of over-the-transom was circa 1952

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“Over-the-transom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/over-the-transom. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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