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fanlight

1. a semicircular window over a door or window, often having sash bars like the ribs of a fan
2. a small rectangular window over a door

Fanlight

A semicircular window, usually over a door with radiating bars suggesting an open fan.

fanlight

[′fan·līt]
(architecture)
A segmented semicircular window over a door or window.

fanlight

fanlight
1. A semicircular or semielliptical window over the opening of a door; commonly with radiating rods or bars suggestive of an open fan.
2. Any window occupying a similar position.
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The living area looks towards a glazed door with fanlight above that leads to the conservatory/dining room.
Mahogany panel doors lead into the airy drawing room and the dining room, both of which have floor to ceiling six-pane casement windows with fanlights above and shutters.
The windows hang on the wall, and the doors lean against it, like transparent John McCrackens--but not quite, for they show the traces of fanlights and panels, mail slots and locks, and look like doors, despite the inversions made in them by Whiteread's casting process.
One householder said: "They swarmed through the fanlights and when the match was over they rushed back to the fanlights to get down.
The distinctive covered entry to this stunning manor, flanked by twin turrets, leads to a gracious foyer with fanlights. The plan opens from the foyer to a formal dining room, a study and a step-down gathering room.
The dignified faade is a fine architectural example of the Georgian craftsmanship and the entrance doors with stone pediments and fanlights add an elegant charm to the Leysbourne end of the High Street.
There is, for example, a suggestion of something like radiance, rather as if the stylized, sub-Art Deco sunburst familiar from fanlights above the front doors of '30s suburban houses were rendered into a 3-D comic book drawing.
Exteriors of the 18th century and earlier 19th century achieved classic status for the lightness of touch - ranks of sash windows with the narrowest of glazing bars and neat, central entrances with porticos and fanlights.
Today, the property has a fresh, colonial look from the outside with a wide, entrance veranda with classic columns, Georgian-inspired multi-paned windows and fanlights.