a protective or decorative garment worn over the front of one's clothes and tied at the back.
a similar garment worn as part of official dress, as by an Anglican bishop or a Freemason.
a sheet of lead worn to shield the body during an X-ray examination.
a small area adjacent to another larger area or structure:
a tiny apron of garden.
a hard-surfaced area on an airfield used for maneuvering or parking aircraft.
a projecting strip of stage for playing scenes in front of the curtain.
a broadened area of pavement at the end of a driveway.
the outer edge or border of a golf green.
an extensive outspread deposit of sediment, typically at the foot of a glacier or mountain.
an object resembling an apron, in particular:
a covering protecting an area or structure, for example, from water erosion.
an endless conveyor made of overlapping plates:
[as adj.] apron feeders bring coarse ore to a grinding mill.
(tied to) someone's apron strings
(too much under) the influence and control of someone.
, baron, barren, Darren, Karen, Sharon, yarran
•plastron • Saharan • Sumatran
•rhododendron • chevron
, Charon, Dáil Eireann
, dodecahedron, octahedron, polyhedron, tetrahedron
•children • citron • grandchildren
•stepchildren • godchildren
, Chiron, environ, Myron, siren
•squadron • Cochran
, Doran, Lauren, loran
, Madeiran, schlieren
, Van Buren
•Aldebaran • Auberon • Acheron
•lepidopteran • Lutheran
Panel below a window-cill, often carved and enriched.2.
In an apron- or curtain-wall
, a spandrel
or infill-panel between a window-cill above and a window-head below, as in a tall building.3.
Ornamental work below the cornice
of a verandah
, i.e. valance
XV. Evolved by misdivision of a napron
as an apron
); ME. napron
(XIV) — OF. naperon
), f. nape
table-cloth (see NAPKIN