- a part of a garment turned back to show the lining or facing, as a lapel.
- a trimming simulating such a part.
- the facing used.
Origin of revers
Borrowed into English from French around 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for revers
The French, truer to their origin, still call them the "revers."
The reference is, of course, to Artaria and Co. and the Revers.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume I (of 3)
Alexander Wheelock Thayer
He pulled his revers together with a pompous gesture and opened his mouth to speak.Lightnin'
The vest and revers show the stripe as well as the underskirt.
Throwing back the revers she felt inside around her waist, unfastened after a moment and drew forth a leathern strap.Nan of Music Mountain
Frank H. Spearman
- (usually plural) the turned-back lining of part of a garment, esp of a lapel or cuff
C19: from French, literally: reverse