What does the word lapel mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Rex Beach
  2. Look at the row on my lapel. – Artists' Wives by 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 by Valentine Williams