a. A horizontal crosspiece over a door or between a door and a window above it.
b. A small hinged window above a door or another window.
2. A horizontal dividing bar of wood or stone in a window.
3. A lintel.
a. The stern of a square-sterned boat or ship.
b. Any of several transverse beams affixed to the sternpost of a wooden ship and forming part of the stern.
c. The aftermost transverse structural member in a steel ship, including the floor, frame, and beam assembly at the sternpost.
5. The horizontal beam on a cross or gallows.
over the transom
Without being agreed to; unsolicited: They even publish a few manuscripts that come in over the transom.
[Middle English traunsom, probably alteration of Latin trānstrum, cross-beam, from trāns, across; see TRANS-.]
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