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


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

Examples of coverall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun On August 29th, Vescovo put on his coveralls and walked out to the aft deck. Ben Taub, The New Yorker, "Thirty-six Thousand Feet," 10 May 2020 The mayor's office had said the city needs 45 million surgical gowns, coveralls, gloves, and facemasks provided in early April. Christina Maxouris, CNN, "US coronavirus outbreak sees its deadliest day yet as a third of Americans are ordered to stay home," 24 Mar. 2020 With Clare Waight Keller In the first of our Designer D.I.Y. at Home series, the former Givenchy artistic director shows us how to turn an old fleece blanket into a coverall. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "How to Make a Blanket Cape, With Clare Waight Keller," 5 May 2020 However, the prison was only budgeted $18,000 ($150,000 in 2020) for meals, towels, medicine, first aid supplies, utensils, fertilizer, canning supplies, and coveralls. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, "There’s a golf course there now, but Anchorage prisoners used to farm at Russian Jack Springs Park," 12 Apr. 2020 The federal shipment also included 2,500 scrubs pants, 2,000 scrubs tops and 250 coveralls for frontline workers to wear. oregonlive, "Feds send thousands of medical masks to Oregon as supplies dwindle, coronavirus spreads," 11 Apr. 2020 Worried about the lack of personal protective equipment, or PPE, in his hospital, his wife stayed up late trying to source Tyvek coveralls from a factory. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, "Chinese Americans Are Living Through the Same Pandemic Twice," 3 Apr. 2020 The 49-year-old actress dressed in navy blue coveralls and wielded a sledgehammer alongside the Scott brothers. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, "Melissa McCarthy Joined The Property Brothers on ‘Celebrity IOU’ for a Hilarious and Heartwarming Reno," 21 Apr. 2020 Additionally, the Bluegrass State has 355,000 surgical masks, more than 153,000 face shields, 37,000 gowns and more than 5,000 coveralls. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "How will Kentucky's economy reopen? Beshear provides 7 benchmarks," 17 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of coverall


1824, in the meaning defined above


1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coverall was in 1824

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“Coverall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of coverall

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


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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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