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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for coverall

Historical Examples of coverall

  • He took off his coverall and stuffed it back through the valve into the tank.


    Edward Elmer Smith

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

  • 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.


    Gordon Randall Garrett

British Dictionary definitions for coverall



a thing that covers something entirely
(usually plural) protective outer garments for the body
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