A fanlight is a window, semicircular or semi-elliptical in shape, with glazing bars or tracery sets radiating out like an open fan. It is placed over another window or a doorway, and is sometimes hinged to a transom. The bars in the fixed glazed window spread out in the manner a sunburst. It is also called a "sunburst light".
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Semi-circular fanlight windows with brick divides, People's State Bank (Orangeville, Illinois)
Bilbao Airport windows
Hotel, Ariah Park, New South Wales
See also 
- Poppeliers, John C.; Chambers, S. Allen, Jr. (2003). What Style is it? A Guide to American Architecture (2, revised, illustrated ed.). New York: John Wiley and Sons. p. 135. ISBN 9780471250364.
- Ching, Francis D. K. (1995). A Visual Dictionary of Architecture. New York: John Wiley and Sons. p. 63. ISBN 0-471-28451-3.
- "Fanlight". Illustrated Architecture Dictionary. Archived from the original on 2008-01-03. Retrieved 2008-01-16.
- "Fanlight, Pilaster". ushistory.org. Retrieved 2008-01-16.
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