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apron

noun [C] uk   /ˈeɪ.prən/ us  

apron noun [C] (CLOTHING)

a piece of clothing that you wear over the front of other clothes to keep the clothes clean while you are doing something dirty, such as cooking or cleaning

apron noun [C] (AIRPORT)

the part of an airport in which aircraft are turned around or goods are put onto them

apron noun [C] (THEATRE)

( also apron stage) part of a stage in a theatre that is in front of the curtain
Translations of “apron”
in Korean 앞치마…
in Arabic مِئْزَر…
in French tablier, aire de manoeuvre, avant-scène…
in Turkish önlük, mutfak önlüğü…
in Italian grembiule…
in Chinese (Traditional) 衣服, 圍裙…
in Russian фартук…
in Polish fartuszek…
in Spanish delantal, mandil, zona de estacionamiento…
in Portuguese avental…
in German die Schürze, das Vorfeld (der Flughalle), die Vorbühne…
in Catalan davantal…
in Japanese エプロン…
in Chinese (Simplified) 衣服, 围裙…
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