pan·el /ˈpænḷ/ 名詞
1. Arch. A sunken compartment with raised margins, molded or otherwise, as in ceilings, wainscotings, etc.
2. Law (a) A piece of parchment or a schedule, containing the names of persons summoned as jurors by the sheriff; hence, more generally, the whole group of persons summoned on a particular day, from whom a jury is to be selected; also, the jury selected from that group. --Blackstone. (b) Scots Law A prisoner arraigned for trial at the bar of a criminal court. --Burrill.
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) A heap of dressed ore. (b) One of the districts divided by pillars of extra size, into which a mine is laid off in one system of extracting coal.
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.
Pan·el v. t. [imp. & p. p. Paneled or Panelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Paneling or Panelling.] To form in or with panels; as, to panel a wainscot.
Paneled back Arch., the paneled work covering the window back. See Window back.
n 1: sheet that forms a distinct (usually flat) section or
component of something
2: a committee appointed to judge a competition [syn: jury]
3: (law) a group of people summoned for jury service (from whom
a jury will be chosen) [syn: venire]
4: a group of people gathered for a special purpose as to plan
or discuss an issue or judge a contest etc
5: a pad placed under a saddle
6: (computer science) a small temporary window in a graphical
user interface that appears in order to request
information from the user; after the information has been
provided the user dismisses the box with `okay' or
`cancel' [syn: dialog box]
7: electrical device consisting of an insulated panel
containing switches and dials and meters for controlling
other electrical devices; "he checked the instrument
panel"; "suddenly the board lit up like a Christmas tree"
[syn: control panel, instrument panel, control board,
v 1: decorate with panels; "panel the walls with wood"
2: select from a list; "empanel prospective jurors" [syn: empanel,
[also: panelling, panelled]