Definition of Transom. Meaning of Transom. Synonyms of Transom

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Definition of Transom

Transom
Transom Tran"som, n. [Probably fr. L. transtrum a crossbeam, transom, from trans across. Cf. Trestle.] 1. (Arch.) A horizontal crossbar in a window, over a door, or between a door and a window above it. Transom is the horizontal, as mullion is the vertical, bar across an opening. See Illust. of Mullion. 2. (Naut.) One of the principal transverse timbers of the stern, bolted to the sternpost and giving shape to the stern structure; -- called also transsummer. 3. (Gun.) The piece of wood or iron connecting the cheeks of some gun carriages. 4. (Surg.) The vane of a cross-staff. --Chambers. 5. (Railroad) One of the crossbeams connecting the side frames of a truck with each other. Transom knees (Shipbuilding), knees bolted to the transoms and after timbers. Transom window. (Arch.) (a) A window divided horizontally by a transom or transoms. (b) A window over a door, with a transom between.

Meaning of Transom from wikipedia

- A transom is the vertical reinforcement which strengthens the stern of a boat. This flat termination of the stern is typically above the waterline. The...
- member. Transom or transom window is also the customary U.S. word used for a transom light, the window over this crosspiece. In Britain, the transom light...
- The transom located at the base of the stern, and the uppermost of the main transoms, was typically called the wing transom; the prin****l transom below...
- Transom may refer to: Transom (architecture), a bar of wood or stone across the top of a door or window, or the window above such a bar Transom (nautical)...
- windows, tilt, and slide windows (often door-sized), tilt and turn windows, transom windows, sidelight windows, jalousie or louvered windows, clerestory windows...
- and propeller or jet drive, designed to be affixed to the outside of the transom. They are the most common motorised method of propelling small watercraft...
- upright component with connector joins. The ledger, a horizontal brace. The transom, a horizontal cross-section load-bearing component which holds the batten...
- The transom knot is a simple lashing knot used to secure two linear objects, such as spars, at right angles to each other. While often described in relation...
- founder. Dories are seldom called dinghies. Prams are usually short with transoms at both bow and stern. They are difficult to tip and carry a lot of cargo...
- Tug Transom is a British daily comic strip written by Peter O'Donnell and drawn by Alfred Sindall. It ran in the Daily Sketch from 1954 to 1968. The strip...