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boiler suit

or boilersuit

noun, Chiefly British.
1.
Origin of boiler suit
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30
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  • The chief lent me a boiler suit, for which I was insufficient, and added an old macintosh presently.

    The Bonadventure Edmund Blunden
British Dictionary definitions for boiler suit

boiler suit

noun
1.
(Brit) a one-piece work garment consisting of overalls and a shirt top usually worn over ordinary clothes to protect them
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