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lapel

noun [C] uk   /ləˈpel/ us  
a strip of cloth that is part of the front of a jacket or coat. It is joined to the collar and folded back onto the chest: A flower was pinned to/in her lapel.
Translations of “lapel”
in Korean 옷깃…
in Arabic ثَنية صَدر السُترة…
in French revers…
in Turkish klapa, yaka…
in Italian risvolto…
in Chinese (Traditional) (西服上衣或外套的)翻領…
in Russian лацкан…
in Polish klapa…
in Spanish solapa…
in Portuguese lapela…
in German das Revers…
in Catalan solapa…
in Japanese えりの折り返し…
in Chinese (Simplified) (西服上衣或夹克的)翻领…
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