1 group of people
ADJ. distinguished a distinguished panel of academics | independent | international | advisory, interview, interviewing, judging, review, selection
VERB + PANEL convene, select, set up | chair
PANEL + VERB be drawn from sb/sth a panel of scientists drawn from universities
PANEL + NOUN member | interview | discussion | game The comedian will chair a new TV panel game.
PREP. on a/the ~ The head of department serves on the advisory panel. | ~ on an independent panel on takeovers and mergers
PHRASES a member of a panel, a panel of experts/judges The winners were chosen by a panel of judges.
2 part of a door, wall, etc.
ADJ. ceiling, door, wall | sliding
VERB + PANEL fit, insert, put in | remove, take out
3 section of vehicle body
ADJ. front, rear | nearside, offside | body My rear nearside body panel needed replacing after the accident.
VERB + PANEL beat
PANEL + NOUN beater, beating He works as a panel beater in a local garage.
4 surface containing controls
ADJ. control, display, instrument
PREP. on a/the ~ A red light flashed on the control panel.