Pronunciation: (lap'it),[key] —n. 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.
4. Textiles. 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.