a brothel having rooms with secret entrances, as sliding panels, for admitting panel thieves.
Words nearby panel house
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