Meaning of ear lappet in English:

ear lappet

Pronunciation /ˈɪə ˌlapɪt/


  • 1An ear flap on a cap or hat that protects the ear in cold weather; = ear tab . Usually in plural.

  • 2Ornithology
    Especially in the junglefowl (genus Gallus): an area of naked skin below the ear.


Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Ogilby (1600–1676), publisher and geographer. From ear + lappet.