- loose, sturdy trousers, usually with a bib or biblike piece to which shoulder straps are attached, originally worn over other trousers to protect them, as by factory workers or farmers.
- long waterproof leggings.
Examples from the Web for overall
According to James, by 2014 his business did close to $2 million in overall sales.Career-Minded Women Turn to Male Escorts For No-Strings Fun and (Maybe) Sex|Aurora Snow|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Are you more pessimistic about the overall public education crisis given this current environment?
Overall, Paris Magnum reaches both too widely and too thinly in trying to convey a sense of spectrum.
But overall the legal system has done little to say “this was against the law.”The U.S. Will Torture Again—and We’re All to Blame|Michael Tomasky|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The differences in overall victimization are driven mainly by the incidences of completed rape.College Girls Are Less Likely to Be Raped Than Non-Students|Brandy Zadrozny|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Vietnam war, both materially and psychologically, affected our overall defense posture.
Fortunately the maiden did not sing while the Overall Boys were passing her rock, so they went safely on their journey.The Overall Boys in Switzerland|Eulalie Osgood Grover
Overall, Americans are living more abundantly than ever before, today.
Tom, unfasten my overall at the back, please, and I will carry it over my arm.Anxious Audrey|Mabel Quiller-Couch
The overall deficit, however, obscured the severity of the foreign exchange problem facing the country.Area Handbook for Romania|Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
British Dictionary definitions for overall
adjective (ˈəʊvərˌɔːl) (prenominal)
Word Origin and History for overall
"everywhere," Old English ofer eall, from ofer "over" (see over) + eall (see all). Sense of "including everything" is from 1894. The noun in the clothing sense (usually plural) of "loose trousers of a strong material worn by cowboys, etc." is from 1782. Specific sense "loose fitting canvas trousers with a bib and strap top" (originally worn by workmen over other clothes to protect them from wet, dirt, etc.) is attested from 1897.