Definition of lapel in English:

lapel

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Pronunciation: /ləˈpɛl
 
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noun

The part on each side of a coat or jacket immediately below the collar which is folded back on either side of the front opening.
More example sentences
  • For men, the geometry of jacket lapels, shoulder pads and waist tapering emphasize the strong upper body of a male.
  • The finely tailored jacket featured wide lapels and side belt with turn-ups prominent on the classic cut pants.
  • He tugged at the front lapel of his suit jacket and pulled it to his nose.

Origin

mid 17th century: diminutive of lap1.

Derivatives

lapelled

adjective
[in combination]: a narrow-lapelled suit

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