lapel definition

  • noun:
    • The element of a garment, such a coat or jacket, that's an extension for the collar and folds right back resistant to the breast.
    • Each of the two triangular items of fabric on a suit that are collapsed right back below the throat, leaving a triangular opening between.
    • That part of a garment which can be turned back; specifically, the lap, or fold, associated with front side of a coat in extension of collar.
    • part of a garment which laps over another component, or which can be turned-over and folded straight back, either permanent or adjustable, as for buttoning and unbuttoning.
    • lap in front of a coat; extension of the layer collar

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