apron

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An apron is something you wear over your clothes to protect them from the mess you make while you're cooking. Some aprons tie around your waist, while others cover your entire torso.

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An article of dress, of cloth, leather, or other stuff, worn on the fore part of the body, to keep the clothes clean, to defend them from injury, or as a covering. It is commonly tied at the waist by strings.

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a garment of cloth or leather or plastic that is tied about the waist and worn to protect your clothing

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a paved surface where aircraft stand while not being used

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the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)

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(golf) the part of the fairway leading onto the green


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An article of dress, of cloth, leather, or other stuff, worn on the fore part of the body, to keep the clothes clean, to defend them from injury, or as a covering. It is commonly tied at the waist by strings.

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Something which by its shape or use suggests an apron;

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The fat skin covering the belly of a goose or duck.

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A piece of leather, or other material, to be spread before a person riding on an outside seat of a vehicle, to defend him from the rain, snow, or dust; a boot.

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A leaden plate that covers the vent of a cannon.

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A piece of carved timber, just above the foremost end of the keel.

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A platform, or flooring of plank, at the entrance of a dock, against which the dock gates are shut.

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A flooring of plank before a dam to cause the water to make a gradual descent.

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The piece that holds the cutting tool of a planer.

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A strip of lead which leads the drip of a wall into a gutter; a flashing.

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The infolded abdomen of a crab.


Apron

A"pron (?; 277), n. [OE. napron, OF. naperon, F. napperon, dim. of OF. nape, F. nappe, cloth, tablecloth, LL. napa, fr. L. mappa, napkin, table napkin. See Map.] 1. An article of dress, of cloth, leather, or other stuff, worn on the fore part of the body, to keep the clothes clean, to defend them from injury, or as a covering. It is commonly tied at the waist by strings. 2. Something which by its shape or use suggests an apron; as, (a) The fat skin covering the belly of a goose or duck. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell. (b) A piece of leather, or other material, to be spread before a person riding on an outside seat of a vehicle, to defend him from the rain, snow, or dust; a boot. "The weather being too hot for the apron." Hughes. (c) (Gun.) A leaden plate that covers the vent of a cannon. (d) (Shipbuilding) A piece of carved timber, just above the foremost end of the keel. Totten. (e) A platform, or flooring of plank, at the entrance of a dock, against which the dock gates are shut. (f) A flooring of plank before a dam to cause the water to make a gradual descent. (g) (Mech.) The piece that holds the cutting tool of a planer. (h) (Plumbing) A strip of lead which leads the drip of a wall into a gutter; a flashing. (i) (Zo'94l.) The infolded abdomen of a crab.

An article of dress, of cloth, leather, or other stuff, worn on the fore part of the body, to keep the clothes clean, to defend them from injury, or as a covering. It is commonly tied at the waist by strings.

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I had no occasion for an apron on that morning.

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