- any device for protecting a surface of earth, as a riverbank, from the action of moving water.
- a platform to receive the water falling over a dam.
Origin of apron
OTHER WORDS FROM aprona·pron·like, adjectiveun·a·proned, adjective
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How to use apron in a sentence
The price of admission will cover all the materials needed to leave with some new threads, but guests are welcome to bring some small items of their own to tie-dye — an apron and some rubber gloves couldn’t hurt either.The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of Aug. 26-Sept. 1|Anying Guo, Hau Chu, Fritz Hahn, Kelsey Ables|August 26, 2021|Washington Post
These grilling aprons keep you clean and the handy pockets give you quick access to spatulas and forks.Best grill accessories you need to become a grill master|Florie Korani|July 23, 2021|Popular-Science
If you’ve ever had X-rays done at the dentist and felt an extra sense of relaxation when the hygienist put the leaded apron on your body, you may want to consider a weighted blanket.Best throw blanket: Cotton, cashmere, and more cozy, soft options for all seasons|Florie Korani|July 8, 2021|Popular-Science
This grill pan is perfect for anyone whose father likes to don the tongs and apron and man the BBQ.
I cut the sleeves short on an old shirt, and it works much better than an apron.Hints From Heloise: Don’t be a no-show for coronavirus vaccine appointments|Heloise Heloise|May 7, 2021|Washington Post
An office manager, he says, was wearing an apron with Santa on it.
While caring for patients, clinical staff is heavily robed with gown and apron; three pairs of gloves; a hood; and goggles.Two Americans Have Now Been Diagnosed With Ebola in Record Outbreak|Kent Sepkowitz|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Nonsense,” he cried, but I noticed his hand trembling under his leathern apron.
Hawberk looked at me and slowly smoothed his leathern apron.
A housekeeper came out to buy some, wiping her hands on her apron.
Sarah was standing on the porch again wiping her hands on her apron, looking away toward the fields.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Shrieking inarticulate anathema, he rushed downstairs, the man in the green baize apron following at his heels.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
That evening old Liz filled her teapot, threw her apron over it, and descended to the court to visit Mrs Rampy.
Mrs Rampy broke down at this point and threw her apron over her head to conceal her feelings.
Mrs. Gum dusted a large old-fashioned oak chair with her apron; but he perched himself on one of its elbows.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood