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[kuhv-er-awl] /ˈkʌv ərˌɔl/
a loose-fitting, one-piece work garment, consisting of a trouserlike portion and a top with or without sleeves, worn over other clothing.
overalls for women.
Origin of coverall
First recorded in 1820-30; cover + all Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He took off his coverall and stuffed it back through the valve into the tank.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith
  • "Not at all," Barrent said, his hand near the coverall zipper beneath which lay his needlebeam.

    The Status Civilization Robert Sheckley
  • Under the dark blue I-A field cape, Orne's coverall uniform fitted his once muscular frame like a deflated bag.

    Operation Haystack Frank Patrick Herbert
  • Standing there, head back searching the sky, she managed to be beautiful even in the formless Pyrran coverall.

    The Ethical Engineer Henry Maxwell Dempsey
  • So when MacHeath stopped suddenly and patted at his coverall pockets, Griffin was ready for the words that came next.

    Psichopath Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Ekstrohm smiled, and followed the captain through the airlock with only a glance at the lapel gauge on his coverall.

  • On impulse, he flipped up the heat control on his coverall and slid back the hatch of the bubble.

  • She was clad in a coverall suit of much the same design as the green garment Dworn wore according to beetle custom.

    World of the Drone Robert Abernathy
  • It was a coverall, made of something that looked like thin plastic, weighing less than one pound.

    Masters of Space Edward Elmer Smith
  • Nina removed her smoke, sighed and made a move to stand up and let her coverall fall back over the exposed limbs.

    The Ambassador Samuel Kimball Merwin
British Dictionary definitions for coverall


a thing that covers something entirely
(usually pl) protective outer garments for the body
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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