"apron" in the noun sense
a garment of cloth or leather or plastic that is tied about the waist and worn to protect your clothing
golf) the part of the fairway leading onto the green
3. proscenium, apron, forestage
the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)
a paved surface where aircraft stand while not being used
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