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panel

noun uk   /ˈpæn.əl/ us  

panel noun (TEAM)

C1 [C, + sing/pl verb] a small group of people chosen to give advice, make a decision, or publicly discuss their opinions as entertainment: The competition will be judged by a panel of experts.
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panel noun (PART)

C2 [C] a flat, usually rectangular part, or piece of wood, metal, cloth, etc., that fits into or onto something larger: a beautiful old door with oak panels White silk panels were inset into the sides of the dress. At the bottom of each page is a panel with grammatical information.

panel noun (CONTROL BOARD)

[C] a board or surface that has controls and other devices on it for operating an aircraft or other large machine: a control/instrument panel

panel

verb [T usually passive] uk   /ˈpæn.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-) us  
to cover or decorate with flat, usually rectangular pieces of wood, metal, cloth, etc.: The walls of the dining hall were panelled in oak. a panelled room/wall/door
panelling
noun [U] uk UK ( US usually paneling)   /-ɪŋ/ us  
wood panelling
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