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Apron meaning

apron - 12 dictionary results

  1. 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. 2. Something which by its shape or use suggests an apron;
  3. 3. The fat skin covering the belly of a goose or duck.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. A leaden plate that covers the vent of a cannon.
  6. 6. A piece of carved timber, just above the foremost end of the keel.
  7. 7. A platform, or flooring of plank, at the entrance of a dock, against which the dock gates are shut.
  8. 8. A flooring of plank before a dam to cause the water to make a gradual descent.
  9. 9. The piece that holds the cutting tool of a planer.
  10. 10. A strip of lead which leads the drip of a wall into a gutter; a flashing.
  11. 11. The infolded abdomen of a crab.
  12. 12. Piece of cloth or leather, worn in front as a protection.

apron - examples of usage

  1. The mother said that could not be, and taking the daughter out of the house for the first time brought her back into it in an apron under the form of a rat, that the prince might understand the refusal. - "The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries", W. Y. Evans Wentz.
  2. A fine coat of dust had collected over its surface, but when she had brushed it off with her apron, she found it quite as fresh as ever. - "Jane Lends A Hand", Shirley Watkins.
  3. Mrs. Quinlan turned from the stove with a hurried start, and wiped her plump, steaming face on her apron. - "The Crevice", William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander.
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