[ kuhv-er-awl ]

  1. a loose-fitting, one-piece work garment, consisting of a trouserlike portion and a top with or without sleeves, worn over other clothing.

  2. overalls for women.

Origin of coverall

First recorded in 1820–30; cover + all

Words Nearby coverall Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use coverall in a sentence

  • If Patagonia made coveralls in this fabric, I would buy them too—just to spite the mosquitos.

  • With a grin he fished several parts out of his coverall pocket and set to work.

  • The patrol-blue uniform coverall with its belted waist didn't do much to hide a lovely, properly curved figure.

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  • Kelly reached into a coverall pocket and produced another sedation hypo.

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  • Her coverall sleeves were rolled to the elbows as she worked and a vagrant strand of copper hair curled over her forehead.

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  • Dressed in the snow-white coverall of the prison garb, Coxine faced them squarely, his thick trunklike legs spread wide apart.

British Dictionary definitions for coverall


/ (ˈkʌvərˌɔːl) /

  1. a thing that covers something entirely

  2. (usually plural) protective outer garments for the body

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