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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apron  \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.'' 
  --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["o]l.)  The  infolded  abdomen  of  a  crab. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apron 
  n  1:  a  garment  of  cloth  or  leather  or  plastic  that  is  tied  about 
  the  waist  and  worn  to  protect  your  clothing 
  2:  where  aircraft  stand  while  not  being  used 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Apron 
  found  in  the  Authorized  Version  in  Gen.  3:7,  of  the  bands  of 
  fig-leaves  made  by  our  first  parents.  In  Acts  19:12,  it  denotes 
  the  belt  or  half-girdle  worn  by  artisans  and  servants  round  the 
  waist  for  the  purpose  of  preserving  the  clothing  from  injury.  In 
  marg.  of  Authorized  Version,  Ruth  3:15,  correctly  rendered 
  instead  of  "vail."  (R.V.,  "mantle.") 
 




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