cov·​er·​all | \ ˈkə-vər-ˌȯl \

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 \

Definition of cover-all (Entry 2 of 2)

: comprehensive cover-all provisions

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coveralled \ ˈkə-​vər-​ˌȯld \ adjective

Examples of coverall in a Sentence

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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 According to Damien Paul, the head of menswear for British e-commerce site Matches Fashion, this trend is part of a long tradition of designers finding inspiration in work wear, from fisherman sweaters to coveralls. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Fall’s Fireman-Inspired Fashion—Critiqued by a Real Firefighter," 14 Sep. 2018 Lauren took polo shirts from the tennis courts to ubiquity, and infused urbane city dwellers’ closets with all manner of American workwear, from flight jackets to coveralls and carefully distressed denim. Christina Binkley, WSJ, "Ralph Lauren Wants People to Feel Good About Their Country," 7 Nov. 2018 The saw chaps, coveralls, helmet, the eye, ear, and hand protection, and first-aid kit go in a duffel that is placed next to the saw. Roy Berendson, Popular Mechanics, "The Ultimate Guide To Cutting and Splitting Firewood," 28 Sep. 2018 The line includes coveralls, hoodies, and tees in black, military green, and bright orange, as well as a cargo pant and three new jean styles. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Frame and Jordan Barrett Have Designed a Unisex Collection Inspired by the Model’s No-Holds-Barred Life," 28 Aug. 2018 Five days after the murders, a woman named Diana Roper had turned in a pair of coveralls to the Sheriff’s Department after hearing about the killings., "'They framed me': On death row for decades, Kevin Cooper pushes for new DNA tests in Chino Hills murders," 8 July 2018 Police retrieved a pair of bloody coveralls from Furrow but later destroyed them without testing them, Fletcher said. Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, "Momentum grows to re-examine California case of convicted Death Row inmate," 18 May 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of coverall

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


cov·​er·​all | \ ˈkə-vər-ˌȯl \

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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