noun la·pel \lə-ˈpel\

: either one of the two folds of fabric that are below the collar on the front of a coat or jacket

Full Definition of LAPEL

:  the part of a garment that is turned back; specifically :  the fold of the front of a coat that is usually a continuation of the collar
la·pelled or la·peled adjective

Examples of LAPEL

  1. He wore a carnation in his lapel.

Origin of LAPEL

diminutive of 1lap
First Known Use: 1789


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