noun Etymology: diminutive of 1lap Date: 1789 the part of a garment that is turned back; specifically the fold of the front of a coat that is usually a continuation of the collar • lapelled or lapeled adjective

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  • Lapel — Lapel, IN U.S. town in Indiana Population (2000): 1855 Housing Units (2000): 788 Land area (2000): 0.766059 sq. miles (1.984083 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.766059 sq. miles (1.984083 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Lapel — La*pel , n. [Dim. of lap a fold.] That part of a garment which is turned back; specifically, the lap, or fold, of the front of a coat in continuation of collar. [Written also {lappel} and {lapelle}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lapel — (n.) 1751 (implied in lapelled), from LAP (Cf. lap) (n.) + el, dim. suffix. Cf. LAPPET (Cf. lappet) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lapel — ► NOUN ▪ the part on each side of a coat or jacket immediately below the collar which is folded back against the front opening. ORIGIN diminutive of LAP(Cf. ↑lapful) …   English terms dictionary

  • lapel — [lə pel′] n. [dim. of LAP1] either of the front parts of a coat, jacket, etc. folded back on the chest, forming a continuation of the collar …   English World dictionary

  • lapel — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ narrow, wide ▪ a coat with wide lapels VERB + LAPEL ▪ be pinned to ▪ A brooch was pinned to her lapel …   Collocations dictionary

  • lapel — UK [ləˈpel] / US noun [countable] Word forms lapel : singular lapel plural lapels one of the two parts at the front of a coat or jacket that are folded back on each side below the collar …   English dictionary

  • Lapel — Original name in latin Lapel Name in other language State code US Continent/City America/Indiana/Indianapolis longitude 40.06837 latitude 85.84831 altitude 261 Population 2068 Date 2011 05 14 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • lapel — lapelled, adj. lapelless, adj. /leuh pel /, n. either of the two parts of a garment folded back on the chest, esp. a continuation of a coat collar. [1780 90; irreg. dim. of LAP1; see LE] * * * …   Universalium

  • lapel — noun /ləˈpɛl/ Each of the two triangular pieces of cloth on a suit which are folded back below the throat, leaving a triangular opening between …   Wiktionary

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