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Aprons

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Apron

1. 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.

2. Something which by its shape or use suggests an apron; as, The fat skin covering the belly of a goose or duck. 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. The weather being too hot for the apron. .

The infolded abdomen of a crab.

Origin: oe. Napron, OF. Naperon, f. Napperon, dim. Of OF. Nape, f. Nappe, cloth, tablecloth, LL. Napa, fr. L. Mappa, napkin, table napkin. See map.