a window over a door or another window, especially one having the form of a semicircle or of half an ellipse.

1835–45; fan1 + light1 Unabridged
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fanlight (ˈfænˌlaɪt)
1.  a semicircular window over a door or window, often having sash bars like the ribs of a fan
2.  US name: transom a small rectangular window over a door
3.  another name for skylight

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Example sentences
The main entrance door has large fanlight and sidelights.
Many of their buildings bear a distinctive detail--a truss of wheat fanlight
The rear façade has a double entrance door with fanlight and sidelights.
Over the center door is a fanlight surmounted by a triangular pediment.
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