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The part of a stage in front of the closed curtain.
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(Historical Terms) (in ancient times) a duty paid to a king by foresters
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1. a garment covering part of the front of the body and usu. tied at the back of the waist, worn to protect the clothing.
2. a metal plate or cover, as on a machine, for protecting the operator.
3. a paved area near an airfield's buildings and hangars where planes are parked.
a. any device for protecting a surface of earth from the action of moving water.
b. a platform to receive the water falling over a dam.
5. the part of a stage floor in front of the curtain line.
7. the outer border of a green of a golf course.
8. the part of the floor of a boxing ring that extends outside the ropes.
9. the open part of a pier for loading and unloading vessels.
10. the frill of long hairs on the throat and chest of certain long-haired dogs, as the collie.
[1275–1325; Middle English napron (by later misdividing a napron as an apron) < Middle French naperon=nape tablecloth (< Latin mappa napkin; compare map) + -eron n. suffix]
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The area of stage in front of the curtain in proscenium theaters.
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|Noun||1.||forestage - the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)|
footlights - theater light at the front of a stage that illuminate the set and actors
prompt box, prompter's box - a booth projecting above the floor in the front of a stage where the prompter sits; opens toward the performers on stage
stage - a large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience; "he clambered up onto the stage and got the actors to help him into the box"
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n → Vorbühne f
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