lappet

noun
lap·​pet | \ ˈla-pət How to pronounce lappet (audio) \

Definition of lappet

1 : a fold or flap on a garment or headdress
2 : a flat overlapping or hanging piece

First Known Use of lappet

1573, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Lappet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lappet. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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