Pronunciation: (lap'it), [key]
1. a small lap, flap, or loosely hanging part, esp. of a garment or headdress. See illus. under miter.
2. a projecting, lobelike structure in certain invertebrate animals.
3. Ornith.a wattle or other fleshy process on a bird's head.
a. a rack or bar containing needles, situated at the front of the reed, and used in the production of figured patterns.
b. an ornamented fabric produced by lappet weaving.
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