Panel

Definition of Panel

Pan´el
n.1.(Arch.) A sunken compartment with raised margins, molded or otherwise, as in ceilings, wainscotings, etc.
2.(Law) A piece of parchment or a schedule, containing the names of persons summoned as jurors by the sheriff;
3.Any group of persons selected to judge a contest, conduct a discussion, serve as advisers, or participate in any group activity in which they will provide information or make judgments.
4.Formerly, a piece of cloth serving as a saddle; hence, a soft pad beneath a saddletree to prevent chafing.
5.(Joinery) A board having its edges inserted in the groove of a surrounding frame; as, the panel of a door.
6.(Masonry) One of the faces of a hewn stone.
7.(Painting) A slab or plank of wood upon which, instead of canvas, a picture is painted.
8.(Mining) A heap of dressed ore.
9.(Dressmaking) A plain strip or band, as of velvet or plush, placed at intervals lengthwise on the skirt of a dress, for ornament.
10.A portion of a framed structure between adjacent posts or struts, as in a bridge truss.
11.(Aëronautics) A segment of an aëroplane wing. In a biplane the outer panel extends from the wing tip to the next row of posts, and is trussed by oblique stay wires.
Panel game
a method of stealing money in a panel house.
Panel house
a house of prostitution in which the rooms have secret entrances to facilitate theft from customers by accomplices of the inmates.
Panel saw
handsaw with fine teeth, - used for cutting out panels, etc.
Panel thief
one who robs in a panel house.
v. t.1.To form in or with panels; as, to panel a wainscot.
[imp. & p. p. Paneled or Panelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Paneling or Panelling.]
Paneled back
(Arch.) the paneled work covering the window back. See Window back.

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