lap·​pet ˈla-pət How to pronounce lappet (audio)
: a fold or flap on a garment or headdress
: a flat overlapping or hanging piece

Word History

First Known Use

1573, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of lappet was in 1573

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“Lappet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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