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Definitions of apron

  1. a garment of cloth or leather or plastic that is tied about the waist and worn to protect your clothing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a paved surface where aircraft stand while not being used Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Something which by its shape or use suggests an apron; Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The fat skin covering the belly of a goose or duck. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A leaden plate that covers the vent of a cannon. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A piece of carved timber, just above the foremost end of the keel. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A platform, or flooring of plank, at the entrance of a dock, against which the dock gates are shut. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A flooring of plank before a dam to cause the water to make a gradual descent. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The piece that holds the cutting tool of a planer. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A strip of lead which leads the drip of a wall into a gutter; a flashing. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The infolded abdomen of a crab. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Piece of cloth or leather, worn in front as a protection. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. A covering for the front of a person's clothes; a covering on the front of a carriage. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A piece of cloth or leather worn on the fore part of the body to keep the clothes clean or defend them from injury; a piece of leather drawn before a person in a gig; the fat skin covering the belly of a goose; a flat piece of lead that covers the vent of a cannon; a piece of curved timber just above the foremost end of the keel of a ship; a platform or flooring of planks at the entrance of a dock. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. A made-up piece of cloth or leather worn in front; a covering, as of lead or zinc. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. APRONED. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Usage examples for apron

  1. She had on her brown holland apron and her print drawn hood, the strings of which seemed to cut deeply into her little double chin, and altogether did nothing to improve her personal appearance. – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
  2. I believe it was an apron – The Cromptons by Mary J. Holmes