lapel

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noun la·pel \lə-ˈpel\

Definition of lapel

  1. :  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

lapelled

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lapeled

adjective

Examples of lapel in a sentence

  1. He wore a carnation in his lapel.

Origin and Etymology of lapel

diminutive of 1lap


First Known Use: 1789


LAPEL Defined for English Language Learners

lapel

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noun la·pel \lə-ˈpel\

Definition of lapel for English Language Learners

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


LAPEL Defined for Kids

lapel

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noun la·pel \lə-ˈpel\

Definition of lapel for Students

  1. :  the fold of the front of a coat or jacket below the collar


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