Apron Cloth


Apron Cloth
APRON CLOTH (Apron Checks)
Plain woven coloured cloths in stripes and checks. Colours are usually blues and blacks, with a side border differently coloured of bolder stripe or of figuring worked on the dhootie principle; 34 to 38-in. wide, 64 ends and picks to 72 ends and picks, 28's to 36's warp and weft. A standard cloth both for the home and colonial markets is 64 X 64, 28/30's, and in square designs. Fancy designs are very commonly used as apron cloths.

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  • apron — [ā′prən] n. [by faulty separation of a napron < ME napron < OFr naperon < nape, a cloth < L mappa, napkin] 1. a garment of cloth, leather, etc. worn over the front part of the body, usually to protect one s clothes 2. anything like an …   English World dictionary

  • Apron — A pron ([=a] p[u^]rn or [=a] pr[u^]n; 277), n. [OE. napron, OF. naperon, F. napperon, dim. of OF. nape, F. nappe, cloth, tablecloth, LL. napa, fr. L. mappa, napkin, table napkin. See {Map}.] 1. An article of dress, of cloth, leather, or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apron — (n.) mid 15c., faulty separation (Cf. ADDER (Cf. adder), UMPIRE (Cf. umpire)) of a napron (c.1300), from O.Fr. naperon small table cloth, dim. of nappe cloth, from L. mappa napkin. Napron was still in use as recently as late 16c. The shift of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • apron — ā prən, pərn n, often attrib 1) a garment usu. of cloth or plastic usu. tied around the waist and used esp. to protect clothing 2) an anatomical structure that resembles an apron esp HOTTENTOT APRON …   Medical dictionary

  • Apron — This article is about the garment. For other uses, see Apron (disambiguation). A full length apron 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… …   Wikipedia

  • apron — a|pron [ˈeıprən] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: a napron, mistaken for an apron; napron (14 16 centuries) from Old French naperon, from nape cloth ] 1.) a piece of clothing that covers the front part of your clothes and is tied around your waist,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • apron — /ˈeɪprən / (say aypruhn) noun 1. a piece of clothing made in various ways for covering, and usually also protecting, the front of the person more or less completely. 2. a flat continuous conveyor belt. 3. Machinery that part of a lathe carriage… …   Australian English dictionary

  • apron — n. 1 a a garment covering and protecting the front of a person s clothes, either from chest or waist level, and tied at the back. b official clothing of this kind (bishop s apron). c anything resembling an apron in shape or function. 2 Theatr.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • apron — noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, alteration (resulting from false division of a napron) of napron, from Middle French naperon, diminutive of nape cloth, modification of Latin mappa napkin Date: 15th century 1. a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • apron — [14] As in the case of adder, umpire, and many others, apron arose from a mistaken analysis of the combination ‘indefinite article + noun’. The original Middle English word was napron, but as early as the 15th century a napron had turned into an… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • apron — [14] As in the case of adder, umpire, and many others, apron arose from a mistaken analysis of the combination ‘indefinite article + noun’. The original Middle English word was napron, but as early as the 15th century a napron had turned into an… …   Word origins