[ri-veer, -vair]

noun, plural re·vers [ri-veerz, -vairz] /rɪˈvirz, -ˈvɛərz/.

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.

Also revere.

Origin of revers

Borrowed into English from French around 1865–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -vers (-ˈvɪəz)

(usually plural) the turned-back lining of part of a garment, esp of a lapel or cuff

Word Origin for revers

C19: from French, literally: reverse
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