Meaning of panel strip

pan'el strip"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. one of a number of strips of wood or metal laid upon the surface of a wall, ceiling, etc., so as to divide it into a number of broad areas, usually in order to conceal joints between sheets of composition material forming the surface.
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