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panel house

  1. a brothel having rooms with secret entrances, as sliding panels, for admitting panel thieves.
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Origin of panel house

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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  • This broke the panel-house keepers' backbone and they never recovered to resume business again.

    Twenty Years a Detective in the Wickedest City in the World

    Clifton R. Wooldridge