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1 A strengthening timber used behind the lower part of the stem and above the foremost end of the keel of a wooden boat or ship. It takes the fastenings of the fore-hoods or planking of the bow, and was also sometimes known as a stomach-piece.

2 Apron of a gun, a piece of lead sheet which, in the days of muzzle-loading guns, was laid over the touch-hole to protect the vent from damp.

3 Apron of a dock, the platform rising where the gates are closed and on which the sill is fastened.

Apron (1)

Subjects: Maritime History.


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