lapel
Pronunciation
  • (British, America) IPA: /ləˈpɛl/
Noun

lapel (plural lapels)

  1. Each of the two triangular pieces of cloth on a suit which are folded back below the throat, leaving a triangular opening between.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter I, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
      His sister, Mrs. Gerard, stood there in carriage gown and sables, radiant with surprise. ¶ “Phil !  You !  Exactly like you, Philip, to come strolling in from the antipodes—dear fellow !” recovering from the fraternal embrace and holding both lapels of his coat in her gloved hands.
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