American English

Definition of panel noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a square or rectangular piece of wood, glass, or metal that forms part of a larger surface such as a door or wall One of the glass panels in the front door was cracked. see also solar panel
  2. 2a piece of metal that forms part of the outer frame of a vehicle
  3. 3a piece of cloth that forms part of a piece of clothing The pants have double thickness knee panels for extra protection.
  4. 4a group of specialists who give their advice or opinion about something; a group of people who discuss topics of interest on television or radio an advisory panel a panel of experts We have two politicians on tonight's panel. a panel discussion
  5. 5(also jury panel) = jury
  6. 6a flat board in a vehicle or on a piece of machinery where the controls and instruments are fixed an instrument panel a control/display panel
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: panel