AskDefine | Define lapel

Dictionary Definition

lapel n : lap at the front of a coat; continuation of the coat collar

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English

Noun

  1. each of the two triangular pieces of cloth on a suit which are folded back below the throat, leaving a triangular opening between.

Extensive Definition

The word lapel can mean:-
  • Jacket lapel, each of the two triangular pieces of cloth on a standard suit jacket, which are folded back below the throat, leaving a triangular opening between them.
  • Lapel, Indiana, a town in the USA.
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