Definition of transom
- the manuscript arrived over the transom
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'transom.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: a small window that is above a door or larger window
: a stone or wooden bar that goes across the top of a door or window
What made you want to look up transom? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).