|Origin:||'piece of cloth, piece', from Latin pannus; PANE|
pan‧el S1 W2 [countable]
group of people[also + plural verb British English]
a group of people with skills or specialist knowledge who have been chosen to give advice or opinions on a particular subject
A panel of experts has looked at the proposal.
on a panel
There will be at least three senior doctors on the panel.
a group of well-known people who answer questions on a radio or television programme [↪ panellist]
on a panel
We have two senior politicians on our panel tonight.
c) SCL American English
a group of people who are chosen to listen to a case in a court of law and to decide the result [= jury]:
The panel spent 14 hours going over the evidence.
piece of something
a flat piece of wood, glass etc with straight sides, which forms part of a door, wall, fence etc:
a stained glass panel
There were a few panels missing from the fence.
a piece of metal that forms part of the outer structure of a vehicle:
One of the door panels was badly damaged and had to be replaced.
a piece of material that forms part of a piece of clothing:
a skirt made in six panels
a board in a car, plane, boat etc that has the controls on it
a thin board with a picture painted on it