apron

a•pron
[[t]ˈeɪ prən[/t]] n.
1) clo a garment covering part of the front of the body and usu. tied at the back of the waist, worn to protect the clothing
2) mac a metal plate or cover, as on a machine, for protecting the operator
3) aer. trs a paved area near an airfield's buildings and hangars where planes are parked
4) civ
a) any device for protecting a surface of earth from the action of moving water
b) a platform to receive the water falling over a dam
5) archit. sbz the part of a stage floor in front of the curtain line
6) fur
skirt 5)
7) the outer border of a green of a golf course
8) the part of the floor of a boxing ring that extends outside the ropes
9) the open part of a pier for loading and unloading vessels
10) the frill of long hairs on the throat and chest of certain long-haired dogs, as the collie
Etymology: 1275–1325; ME napron (by later misdividing a napron as an apron) < MF naperon=nape tablecloth (< L mappa napkin; cf. map) +-eron n. suffix

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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