panel house


panel house
a brothel having rooms with secret entrances, as sliding panels, for admitting panel thieves.
[1840-50, Amer.]

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  • Panel house — Panel Pan el, n. [Orig., a little piece; OF. panel, pannel, F. panneau, dim. of pan skirt, lappet, part or piece of a wall, side. See 2d {Pane}.] 1. (Arch.) A sunken compartment with raised margins, molded or otherwise, as in ceilings,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • panel house — noun : a house of prostitution in which the rooms have secret entrances (as through sliding panels) to facilitate theft by accomplices of the inmates * * * a brothel having rooms with secret entrances, as sliding panels, for admitting panel… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Panel — Pan el, n. [Orig., a little piece; OF. panel, pannel, F. panneau, dim. of pan skirt, lappet, part or piece of a wall, side. See 2d {Pane}.] 1. (Arch.) A sunken compartment with raised margins, molded or otherwise, as in ceilings, wainscotings,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Panel game — Panel Pan el, n. [Orig., a little piece; OF. panel, pannel, F. panneau, dim. of pan skirt, lappet, part or piece of a wall, side. See 2d {Pane}.] 1. (Arch.) A sunken compartment with raised margins, molded or otherwise, as in ceilings,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Panel saw — Panel Pan el, n. [Orig., a little piece; OF. panel, pannel, F. panneau, dim. of pan skirt, lappet, part or piece of a wall, side. See 2d {Pane}.] 1. (Arch.) A sunken compartment with raised margins, molded or otherwise, as in ceilings,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Panel thief — Panel Pan el, n. [Orig., a little piece; OF. panel, pannel, F. panneau, dim. of pan skirt, lappet, part or piece of a wall, side. See 2d {Pane}.] 1. (Arch.) A sunken compartment with raised margins, molded or otherwise, as in ceilings,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Panel building — may refer to buildings of one of the following types:*Built of structural insulated panels *Built of pre fabricated concrete blocks, named differently in various countries: ** Slovak and Czech: Panelák ** French: Maison à panneaux ** German:… …   Wikipedia

  • house of ill repute — Synonyms and related words: bagnio, bawdyhouse, bordello, brothel, cathouse, crib, den, den of vice, disorderly house, dive, house of assignation, house of joy, house of prostitution, joint, panel den, panel house, red light district, sink of… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • panel thief — noun : the person who performs the robbery in a panel house * * * a thief who secretly robs the customers in a panel house. [1835 45, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • panel game — noun : theft in a panel house * * * ˈpanel game 7 [panel game] noun (BrE) a game in which a team of people try to answer questions correctly, especially on television or radio …   Useful english dictionary


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