Lapel meaning

lə-pĕl
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The part of a garment, such as a coat or jacket, that is an extension of the collar and folds back against the breast.
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Either of the front parts of a coat, jacket, etc. folded back on the chest, forming a continuation of the collar.
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Each of the two triangular pieces of cloth on a suit which are folded back below the throat, leaving a triangular opening between.
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Origin of lapel

  • From lap

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From lap +"Ž -el (“diminutive suffix").

    From Wiktionary