apron

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apron

(ā′prŏn) [Fr. naperon, cloth]
1. An outer garment covering the front of the body for protection of clothing during surgery or certain nursing procedures.
2. Part of the body resembling an apron, e.g., redundant skin and underlying adipose tissue of the lower abdomen.

lead apron

An apron that contains lead or equivalent material and is sufficiently pliable to wear as protection from ionizing radiation. It is used to shield patients and personnel during radiological procedures.
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In the theatre, an apron stage is one which is exposed on three sides.
The circular building is an ideal house for the playing of Shakespeare; its arrangement echoes the Globe, but with apron stage rather than thrust, improving sightlines while retaining intimacy.
Standing on an apron stage projecting into middle of the ballroom at the heartland of old Labour Conference settings, the Winter Gardens at Blackpool, the Prime Minister took on his opponents and disarmed them.