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Apron vs. Bib

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Apron

An apron is a garment that is worn over other clothing and covers mainly the front of the body. The word comes from old French napron meaning a small piece of cloth, however over time "a napron" became "an apron", a process in linguistics called rebracketing.
May 22, 2022

Bib

A piece of cloth or plastic secured under the chin and worn, especially by small children, to protect the clothing while eating.
May 22, 2022

Apron

A protective garment worn over the front of one's clothes and tied at the back
A striped butcher's apron
I reached into my apron pocket
May 22, 2022

Bib

The part of an apron or pair of overalls worn over the chest
"The day my son Laurie started kindergarten he renounced corduroy overalls with bibs and began wearing blue jeans with a belt" (Shirley Jackson).
May 22, 2022

Apron

A small area adjacent to another larger area or structure
A tiny apron of garden
May 22, 2022
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Bib

Bibbed overalls worn while skiing.
May 22, 2022

Apron

An endless conveyor made of overlapping plates
Apron feeders bring coarse ore to a grinding mill
May 22, 2022

Bib

A piece of cloth or plastic bearing a number, usually worn over the chest or back, identifying a competitor in a race.
May 22, 2022

Apron

A garment, usually fastened in the back, worn over all or part of the front of the body to protect clothing.
May 22, 2022

Bib

A patch of differently colored feathers or fur on the throat or chest of a bird or mammal.
May 22, 2022

Apron

A protective shield for a machine.
May 22, 2022

Bib

To drink or indulge in drinking.
May 22, 2022

Apron

The paved strip in front of and around airport hangars and terminal buildings.
May 22, 2022

Bib

An item of clothing for people (especially babies) tied around their neck to protect their clothes from getting dirty when eating.
May 22, 2022

Apron

The part of a stage in a theater extending in front of the curtain.
May 22, 2022

Bib

Similar items of clothing such as the Chinese dudou and Vietnamese yem.
May 22, 2022

Apron

A platform, as of planking, at the entrance to a dock.
May 22, 2022

Bib

(sports) A rectangular piece of material, carrying a bib number, worn as identification by entrants in a race.
May 22, 2022

Apron

An upper rail or carved panel extending between the legs of a piece of furniture, as beneath a tabletop or chair seat.
May 22, 2022

Bib

(sports) A colourful polyester or plastic vest worn over one's clothes, usually to mark one's team during group activities.
May 22, 2022

Apron

A piece of horizontal trim mounted beneath an interior windowsill.
May 22, 2022

Bib

The upper part of an apron or overalls.
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Apron

A covering or structure along a shoreline for protection against erosion or a platform serving a similar purpose below a dam or in a sluiceway.
May 22, 2022

Bib

(cycling) Shorts which are held up by suspenders.
May 22, 2022

Apron

An area covered by sand and gravel deposited at the front of a glacial moraine.
May 22, 2022

Bib

A patch of colour around an animal's upper breast and throat.
May 22, 2022

Apron

A continuous conveyor belt.
May 22, 2022

Bib

A north Atlantic fish (Trisopterus luscus), allied to the cod.
May 22, 2022

Apron

A border of slightly longer grass that surrounds a green on a golf course.
May 22, 2022

Bib

A bibb (bibcock).
May 22, 2022

Apron

The part of a boxing ring floor that extends beyond the ropes.
May 22, 2022

Bib

(transitive) To dress (somebody) in a bib.
May 22, 2022

Apron

To cover, protect, or provide with an apron.
May 22, 2022

Bib

To drink heartily; to tipple.
May 22, 2022

Apron

An article of clothing worn over the front of the torso and/or legs for protection from spills; also historically worn by Freemasons and as part of women's fashion.
May 22, 2022

Bib

A small piece of cloth worn by children over the breast, to protect the clothes.
May 22, 2022

Apron

The short cassock ordinarily worn by English bishops.
May 22, 2022

Bib

An arctic fish (Gadus luscus), allied to the cod; - called also pout and whiting pout.
May 22, 2022

Apron

A hard surface bordering a structure or area.
May 22, 2022

Bib

A bibcock.
May 22, 2022

Apron

(aviation) The paved area of an airport, especially the area where aircraft park away from a terminal
May 22, 2022

Bib

To drink; to tipple.
This miller hath . . . bibbed ale.
May 22, 2022

Apron

The spreading end of a driveway.
May 22, 2022

Bib

To drink; to sip; to tipple.
He was constantly bibbing.
May 22, 2022

Apron

The paved area below the yellow line on a race track.
May 22, 2022

Bib

Top part of an apron; covering the chest
May 22, 2022

Apron

The loading, parking or roadway area immediately beside a railway station
May 22, 2022

Bib

A napkin tied under the chin a child while eating
May 22, 2022

Apron

The portion of a stage extending towards the audience beyond the proscenium arch in a theatre.
May 22, 2022

Bib

Drink moderately but regularly;
We tippled the cognac
May 22, 2022

Apron

(pinball) A large decal toward the bottom of a pinball table.
May 22, 2022

Apron

The sides of a tree's canopy.
May 22, 2022

Apron

The cap of a cannon; a piece of lead laid over the vent to keep the priming dry.
May 22, 2022

Apron

A removable cover for the passengers' feet and legs in an open horse carriage.
May 22, 2022

Apron

(transitive) To cover with, or as if with, an apron.
May 22, 2022

Apron

An article of dress, of cloth, leather, or other stuff, worn on the fore part of the body, to keep the clothes clean, to defend them from injury, or as a covering. It is commonly tied at the waist by strings.
May 22, 2022

Apron

Something which by its shape or use suggests an apron;
May 22, 2022

Apron

A garment of cloth or leather or plastic that is tied about the waist and worn to protect your clothing
May 22, 2022

Apron

(golf) the part of the fairway leading onto the green
May 22, 2022

Apron

The part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)
May 22, 2022

Apron

A paved surface where aircraft stand while not being used
May 22, 2022

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