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apron

  

      n  
1    a protective or sometimes decorative or ceremonial garment worn over the front of the body and tied around the waist  
2    the part of a stage extending in front of the curtain line; forestage  
3    a hard-surfaced area in front of or around an aircraft hangar, terminal building, etc., upon which aircraft can stand  
4    a continuous conveyor belt composed of metal slats linked together  
5    a protective plate screening the operator of a machine, artillery piece, etc.  
6    a ground covering of concrete or other material used to protect the underlying earth from water erosion  
7    a panel or board between a window and a skirting in a room  
8      (Geology)   a sheet of sand, gravel, etc., deposited at the front of a moraine  
9      (Golf)   the part of the fairway leading onto the green  
10      (Machinery)   the housing for the lead screw gears of a lathe  
11       another name for       skirt       3  
12    tied to someone's apron strings   dependent on or dominated by someone, esp. a mother or wife  
      vb  
13    tr   to protect or provide with an apron  
     (C16: mistaken division (as if an apron) of earlier a napron, from Old French naperon a little cloth, from nape cloth, from Latin mappa napkin)  


apron stage  
      n   a stage that projects into the auditorium so that the audience sit on three sides of it  
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skirt  
      n  
1    a garment hanging from the waist, worn chiefly by women and girls  
2    the part of a dress below the waist  
3      (Also called)    apron          a frieze or circular flap, as round the base of a hovercraft  
4    the flaps on a saddle that protect a rider's legs  
5      (Brit)   a cut of beef from the flank  
6    often pl   a margin or outlying area  
7      (N.Z.)   the lower part of a sheep's fleece  
8    bit of skirt  
Slang   a girl or woman  
      vb  
9    tr   to form the edge of  
10    tr   to provide with a border  
11    when intr, foll by: around, along, etc.   to pass (by) or be situated (near) the outer edge of (an area, etc.)  
12    tr   to avoid (a difficulty, etc.)  
he skirted the issue     
13      (Chiefly Austral. and N.Z.)   to remove the trimmings or inferior wool from (a fleece)  
     (C13: from Old Norse skyrta shirt)  
  skirted      adj  


apron         
      n  
1    a protective or sometimes decorative or ceremonial garment worn over the front of the body and tied around the waist  
2    the part of a stage extending in front of the curtain line; forestage  
3    a hard-surfaced area in front of or around an aircraft hangar, terminal building, etc., upon which aircraft can stand  
4    a continuous conveyor belt composed of metal slats linked together  
5    a protective plate screening the operator of a machine, artillery piece, etc.  
6    a ground covering of concrete or other material used to protect the underlying earth from water erosion  
7    a panel or board between a window and a skirting in a room  
8      (Geology)   a sheet of sand, gravel, etc., deposited at the front of a moraine  
9      (Golf)   the part of the fairway leading onto the green  
10      (Machinery)   the housing for the lead screw gears of a lathe  
11       another name for       skirt       3  
12    tied to someone's apron strings   dependent on or dominated by someone, esp. a mother or wife  
      vb  
13    tr   to protect or provide with an apron  
     (C16: mistaken division (as if an apron) of earlier a napron, from Old French naperon a little cloth, from nape cloth, from Latin mappa napkin)  
apron stage  
      n   a stage that projects into the auditorium so that the audience sit on three sides of it  

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apron

  
  
pinafore, pinny     (informal)  

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! apron n.
An apron is a piece of clothing that you put on over the front of your normal clothes and tie round your waist, especially when you are cooking, in order to prevent your clothes from getting dirty.

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