ETYM Old Eng. napron, Old Fren. naperon, French napperon, dim. of Old Fren. nape, French nappe, cloth, tablecloth, Late Lat. napa, from Latin mappa, napkin, table napkin. Related to Map.
1. A garment of cloth or leather or plastic that is tied about the waist and worn to protect one's clothing.
2. Where aircraft stand while not being used.
A cloth worn about the loins often as the sole article of clothing in warm climates