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What is "Apron" - Definition & Explanation

An apron is an outer protective garment that covers primarily the front of the body. It may be worn for hygienic reasons as well as in order to protect clothes from wear and tear. The apron is commonly part of the uniform of several work categories, including waitresses, nurses, housewifes and domestic staff. It is also worn as a decorative garment by women. There are many different apron styles depending on the purpose of the apron. In addition to cloth, aprons can be made from a variety of materials. Rubber aprons are commonly used by persons working with dangerous chemicals, and lead aprons are commonly worn by persons such as X-ray technicians who work near radiation. Aprons, such as those used by carpenters, may have many pockets to hold tools. The term is also used more generally to refer to an expanse surrounding some object; for example, an airport can have a concrete "apron" around it, where planes and other vehicles can move about.
This pertains to apparel which is used to protect usual clothing. Mostly made of cotton and generally tied at the back with strings.
An apron is an outer protective garment that covers primarily the front of the body. It may be worn for hygienic reasons as well as in order to protect clothes from wear and tear. There are many different apron styles depending on the purpose of the apron.
A garment worn over the front part of the legs to protect the legs from fire or piercing horseshoe nails. Usually made of leather or ballistic nylon.

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