1) An article of protective clothing, originally made of linen but then of stouter materials. The loss of initial 'n' gave us the modern spelling 'apron'.

1307 Pro linea tela ad naperonns, Skipton

1395 It. pro naprunis empt. ijs, Whitby

1404 In remuneracione data cementariis ... cum naprons et cirotecis, York

1445 iij ulnis dimidia panni linij pro naprons, York.

dates 1307 1395 1404 1445

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