bhill wrote:Ramp...apron is a piece of protective garment......
masgniw wrote:... my co-authors are convinced that apron is a very industry-specific term and not something an average person can define or recognize.
SheikhDjibouti wrote:masgniw wrote:... my co-authors are convinced that apron is a very industry-specific term and not something an average person can define or recognize.
Yes, "apron" is industry specific, but not just the aviation industry. It's use goes back further than that.
Apron, a ramp used to connect shoreside facilities with a barge or ferry, also known as a linkspan.
Lol, there is that pesky word "ramp" again! (Probably because it is an American English definition.)
Apron, an area of pavement on a motorsport circuit that separates the racing surface from the infield
Another American English definition; in England, a pavement is something else, and we only use "infield" in a specific cricket context. That's the game where each man that’s in the side that’s in goes out, and when he’s out he comes in.
All joking aside, if you incorporate the term into a sentence such as "...the planes park on the apron", anybody who cannot put 2 + 2 together, shouldn't be reading your paper.
But above all else, if you are publishing your project in the US, use "ramp". If you are addressing the rest of the world, use the correct term "apron".
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