coverall

[kuhv-er-awl]
noun
  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
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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.

    Triplanetary

    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.

    Psichopath

    Gordon Randall Garrett


British Dictionary definitions for coverall

coverall

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