A pinafore is an example of an apron.
- A protective shield for a machine.
- The paved strip in front of and around airport hangars and terminal buildings.
- The part of a stage in a theater extending in front of the curtain.
- A platform, as of planking, at the entrance to a dock.
- An upper rail or carved panel extending between the legs of a piece of furniture, as beneath a tabletop or chair seat.
- A piece of horizontal trim mounted beneath an interior windowsill.
- A covering or structure along a shoreline for protection against erosion or a platform serving a similar purpose below a dam or in a sluiceway.
- An area covered by sand and gravel deposited at the front of a glacial moraine.
- A continuous conveyor belt.
- A border of slightly longer grass that surrounds a green on a golf course.
- The part of a boxing ring floor that extends beyond the ropes.
- A covering or extending part for protecting or shielding a structure, machine, etc.
- A waterproof protecting shield in an open vehicle.
- The hard-surfaced area, often paved, in front of or next to the terminal or hangars of an airport.
- A broadened part of an automobile driveway, as where it joins the roadway.
- The part of a proscenium stage in front of the arch.
- An endless belt for carrying things.
- A protective work of planking or other material along a river bank, below a dam, etc.
Origin of apron
- Middle English from an apron alteration of a napron from Old French naperon diminutive of nape tablecloth from Latin mappa napkin map
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition