elliptical fanlight

elliptical fanlight

A fanlight that has the shape of half an ellipse, often placed over a door; rods or bars radiating from a point are suggestive of the shape of an open fan. Also called a semi-elliptical fanlight.
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The bed is positioned beneath an elliptical fanlight. "It's the only window we kept from the old house," Julie says.