Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

The part of the front of a coat which is folded back.

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Usage examples "lapel":

  1. Apparently Tom believed there was no time like the present, for he slid his right hand under the left lapel of his coat, and when he brought it away there was a large single- action Colt's revolver in it- a massive weapon upon the mother- of- pearl handle plates of which were carved two steers' heads. - "Flowing Gold", Rex Beach.
  2. Look at the row on my lapel. - "Artists' Wives", Alphonse Daudet.
  3. He put a large, firm hand up and touched the upper edge of the left lapel of his jacket. - "Okewood of the Secret Service", Valentine Williams.