[luh-pel] /ləˈpɛl/

either of the two parts of a garment folded back on the chest, especially a continuation of a coat collar.
the continuation of the turned or folded back collar on a suit coat, jacket, etc

1751 (implied in lapelled), from lap (n.) + -el, diminutive suffix. Cf. lappet.


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