Definitions for: Apron

[n] a garment of cloth or leather or plastic that is tied about the waist and worn to protect your clothing
[n] a paved surface where aircraft stand while not being used
[n] the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)
[n] (golf) the part of the fairway leading onto the green

Webster (1913) Definition: A"pron ([=a]"p[u^]rn or [=a]"pr[u^]n; 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.''
(c) (Gun.) A leaden plate that covers the vent of a
(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
(h) (Plumbing) A strip of lead which leads the drip of a
wall into a gutter; a flashing.
(i) (Zo["o]l.) The infolded abdomen of a crab.

Synonyms: forestage, proscenium

See Also: airfield, apron string, apron strings, bib, fairway, field, flying field, footlight, footlights, land site, landing field, paved surface, prompt box, prompter's box, protective garment, site, stage, theater stage, theatre stage

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