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 cover-all (audio) \ adjective

Examples of coverall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Pulling up the rear of the costume parade is Luann, not in blackface but wearing nude leggings, a bikini top, a macrame coverall, and about three statement necklaces at once. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 11 May 2021 The father and son safely escaped out the front window of the house as the man went upstairs and took keys to a vehicle and a green mechanic’s coverall before fleeing yard-to-yard on foot toward K Street, officials said. Vanessa Arredondo, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 Mar. 2021 The heaviest non-insulated coverall is the fisher stripe, built out of 10-oz. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 23 Mar. 2021 On August 29th, Vescovo put on his coveralls and walked out to the aft deck. Ben Taub, The New Yorker, 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, 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, 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, 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, 11 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 25 Jul. 2021.

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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 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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