Definition of apron:
- A flooring of plank before a dam to cause the water to make a gradual descent.
- A leaden plate that covers the vent of a cannon.
- A piece of carved timber, just above the foremost end of the keel.
- 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.
- A platform, or flooring of plank, at the entrance of a dock, against which the dock gates are shut.
- A strip of lead which leads the drip of a wall into a gutter; a flashing.
- 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.
- Something which by its shape or use suggests an apron;
- The fat skin covering the belly of a goose or duck.
- The infolded abdomen of a crab.
- The piece that holds the cutting tool of a planer.
- "Not Pretty, But Precious", John Hay, et al..
- "Basil", Wilkie Collins.
- "The Jonathan Papers", Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris.