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panel

noun [C]  /ˈpæn·əl/ us  

panel noun [C] (PART)

a flat section in the shape of a rectangle that is part of or fits into something larger: We sanded down the insides of the door panels.

panel noun [C] (CONTROL DEVICE)

a surface with devices that a person uses to control or get information about the operation of one or more machines: The car’s instrument panel has buttons that give off a little blue-green light at night.

panel noun [C] (TEAM)

a small group of people chosen to give advice, make a decision, or publicly discuss their opinions: A panel of experts was formed to look into the causes of the fire.
panel
verb [T]  /ˈpæn·əl/ us  
The hall has been tastefully paneled in cherrywood.
paneling
noun [U]  /ˈpæn·əl·ɪŋ/ us  
My den had dark wood paneling at one end.
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