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Definition of 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;
  3. The fat skin covering the belly of a goose or duck.
  4. 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.
  5. A leaden plate that covers the vent of a cannon.
  6. A piece of carved timber, just above the foremost end of the keel.
  7. A platform, or flooring of plank, at the entrance of a dock, against which the dock gates are shut.
  8. A flooring of plank before a dam to cause the water to make a gradual descent.
  9. The piece that holds the cutting tool of a planer.
  10. A strip of lead which leads the drip of a wall into a gutter; a flashing.
  11. The infolded abdomen of a crab.

Apron Translations

apron in Dutch is boezelaar, sloof, schort, voorschoot
apron in French is tablier
apron in Italian is grembiale
apron in Norwegian is forkle
apron in Portuguese is avental
apron in Spanish is delantal