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(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.


n a piece of clothing worn in front of the body for protection.
apron band,
n a labioincisal or gingival extension of an orthodontic band that aids in retention of the band and in proper positioning of the bracket.
apron, lead,
n an apron made of materials containing metallic lead or lead compounds used to reduce radiation hazards.
apron, lingual,
apron, rubber dam,
n a small strip of rubber dam, perforated to fit over an implant abutment that is used to inhibit introduction of cement into the periimplant space.


1. the long hair under the neck and front of the chest seen in rough collie dogs.
2. large skin folds carried on the ventral neck of some strains of merino sheep.
3. a piece of leather suspended under the belly of a ram in front of the prepuce to prevent mating when the ram is used as a teaser.
4. the concrete slab placed in front of feeders in feedlots to reduce muddiness.
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From the apron fabric, cut one apron, one 3 1/2" x 22" strip for the neck strap, one 3 1/2" x 12" rectangle for the facing and two 2 1/2" x 36" strips for the waist ties.
23 March 2017 - US-based food and recipe company Blue Apron has acquired US-based meat supplier BN Ranch, the company said.
Beside being one of the few apron systems which have the "auto-cleaning effect" of the apron described in the previous paragraph, its compacting zone is perfectly visible.
Clockwise from top left: The streamlined Porto Alegre apron from GDS Cloth Goods in Oakland features large in-seam pockets ($104; gdsclofhgoods.
Having an SMS in place is important for ground handling contractors as well as for airports and airlines because it provides an upward spiral in apron safety, according to Mr Gamper.
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My mother was a great cook," says the CEO and co-founder of Blue Apron.
STEP 1: Hang an old work shirt on a hanger and place apron over it with the front of the apron on the back of the shirt.
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Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is delivering the earthworks, civil infrastructure, pavement, master grading and drainage design for the schematic and detailed design phases of the Taxiway Zulu and Terminal 2 Aprons Project, which involves the provision of a series of new taxiway, taxi lane and apron infrastructure required to facilitate future Terminal 2 pier expansion and associated changes to aircraft configuration.
While looking at a few of Mom's 1920s photos, I noticed a cover-up style of apron worn over her dresses.