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lappet

[ lap-it ]
/ ˈlæp ɪt /
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noun
a small lap, flap, or loosely hanging part, especially of a garment or headdress.
a projecting, lobelike structure in certain invertebrate animals.
Ornithology. a wattle or other fleshy process on a bird's head.
Textiles.
  1. a rack or bar containing needles, situated at the front of the reed, and used in the production of figured patterns.
  2. an ornamented fabric produced by lappet weaving.
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Origin of lappet

First recorded in 1565–75; lap1 + -et

OTHER WORDS FROM lappet

lap·pet·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lappet

lappet
/ (ˈlæpɪt) /

noun
a small hanging flap or piece of lace, etc, such as one dangling from a headdress
zoology a lobelike hanging structure, such as the wattle on a bird's head

Derived forms of lappet

lappeted, adjective

Word Origin for lappet

C16: from lap 1 + -et
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