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
Examples of lapel in a sentence
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
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
Definition of lapel for Students
: the fold of the front of a coat or jacket below the collar
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