coverall

noun
cov·​er·​all | \ ˈkə-vər-ˌȯl How to pronounce coverall (audio) \

Definition of coverall

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a one-piece outer garment worn to protect other garments usually used in plural

cover-all

adjective
cov·​er-all | \ ˈkə-vər-ˌȯl How to pronounce cover-all (audio) \

Definition of cover-all (Entry 2 of 2)

: comprehensive cover-all provisions

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Other Words from coverall

Noun

coveralled \ ˈkə-​vər-​ˌȯld How to pronounce coveralled (audio) \ adjective

Examples of coverall in a Sentence

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Its male protagonist, Mac, danced in diaphanous, see-through worker’s coveralls designed by Paul Cadmus, who had scandalized critics with overtly homoerotic work in the past. Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, "LGBT artists sent messages from the closet to survive before Stonewall. Now, homophobes are coopting the technique.," 20 June 2019 The business will provide hard hats, face shields, coveralls, gloves and goggles, as well as the cleanup. Christine Condon, baltimoresun.com, "'A fun thing to help blow off steam': Baltimore's own 'rage room' expected to open in Hampden this summer," 18 June 2019 Those interviewed in the film run the gamut from pro caddies Steve Williams and Michael Greller to the men who donned the white coveralls for decades at the Masters. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Caddie film ‘Loopers’ sheds new light on a golfer’s most important teammate," 6 June 2019 As dusk approached, the rain briefly let up, and a battalion of men in baggy white coveralls—the official caddie costume at Augusta—fanned out across the range, to retrieve the hundreds of balls that the players had struck there earlier in the day. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, "Inside the Cultish Dreamworld of Augusta National," 14 June 2019 The last guy who used the board forgot to pound down the nailhead sticking out, which rips a hole in your new fire-resistant winter coveralls. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "How to Become a Skilled Tradesperson," 13 Mar. 2019 Carlos Antonio Ortega, 31, walked along the line in his red Pdvsa coveralls, selling loose cigarettes. New York Times, "Workers Flee and Thieves Loot Venezuela’s Reeling Oil Giant," 14 June 2018 These were the sportswear brand’s heydays, and Laitinen remembers Finland’s famed ski jumpers in neon pink and yellow Terinit coveralls. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Rolf Ekroth, a Rising Finn, Scores Big With a Double Debut at Pitti Uomo," 10 Jan. 2019 Enter Redingote Equestrian, a line of chic, cut-for-a-woman coveralls designed by former professional rider Connie DeMaio and merchandising pro Allison Malenfant. Leah Melby Clinton, Town & Country, "Behold: The Most Stylish Equestrian Winter Work Suit," 8 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of coverall

Noun

1824, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1895, in the meaning defined above

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coverall

noun

English Language Learners Definition of coverall

US : a piece of clothing that is worn over other clothes to protect them

coverall

noun
cov·​er·​all | \ ˈkə-vər-ˌȯl How to pronounce coverall (audio) \

Kids Definition of coverall

: an outer garment that combines shirt and pants and is worn to protect a person's regular clothes usually used in pl.

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