apron


apron
/ˈeɪprən / (say 'aypruhn)

noun
1. a piece of clothing made in various ways for covering, and usually also protecting, the front of the person more or less completely.
2. a flat continuous conveyor belt.
3. Machinery that part of a lathe carriage containing the clutches and gears that transmit feeder or lead screw motion to the carriage.
4. Civil Engineering
a. any device for protecting a surface of earth such as a river bank, from the action of moving water.
b. a platform to receive the water falling over a dam.
5. a panel or board below a window, projecting slightly into a room.
6. Motor Vehicles a panel fitted to the lower part of the front or the back of a car, to hide the underside components and to reduce air resistance.
7. Boxing the part of the ring canvas outside the ropes.
8. a paved or hard-packed area abutting on airfield buildings and hangars.
9. the part of the stage in front of the proscenium arch.
10. Nautical a timber fixed behind the lower part of the stem above the fore end of the keel.
11. Geology a deposit of gravel and sand extending forward from a moraine.
12. the neck fold of a merino ram.
verb (t)
13. to put an apron on; furnish with an apron.
{Middle English napron (a napron being later taken as an apron), from Old French naperon, diminutive of nape, from Latin nappa napkin, cloth}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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