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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A part of a garment, such as a lapel, turned back to show the reverse side.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An obsolete form of reverse.
  • noun In dressmaking, tailoring, etc.: That part of a garment which is turned back so as to show what would otherwise be the inner surface, as the lapel of a waistcoat or the cuff of a sleeve.
  • noun The stuff used to cover or face such a turned-over surface, as a part of the lining exposed to view.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Dressmaking, Tailoring, etc.) A part turned or folded back so as to show the inside, or a piece put on in imitation of such a part, as the lapel of a coat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a lapel of a garment, turned back to show the reverse side

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a lapel on a woman's garment; turned back to show the reverse side

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Old French, reverse; see reverse.]

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