coverall

noun
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

cover-all

adjective
cov·​er-all | \ˈkə-vər-ˌȯl \

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 \ adjective

Examples of coverall in a Sentence

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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. latimes.com, "'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 He was dressed in orange coveralls and had his arms shackled at this waist with chains and padlocks. David Owens, courant.com, "Ex-Death Row Inmate Lazale Ashby Resentenced To Life Without Possibility Of Release," 21 June 2018 A few days later, the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department discarded the coveralls without testing them. latimes.com, "'They framed me': On death row for decades, Kevin Cooper pushes for new DNA tests in Chino Hills murders," 8 July 2018 The writer Dennis Cooper, in blue jean coveralls, was Mavis Purvis, a lesbian farmer living on a rural commune with her girlfriend. New York Times, "What New York Was Like in the Early ’80s — Hour by Hour," 22 Apr. 2018 Police retrieved a pair of bloody coveralls from Furrow but later destroyed them without testing them, Fletcher said. Bob Egelko, SFChronicle.com, "Gov. Jerry Brown hints at new DNA testing in Kevin Cooper murder case," 3 July 2018 The Yell Leaders, male cheerleaders who wear white coveralls and communicate in a series of chants and gesticulation only Aggies understand, can inspire more than 100,000 people to shake Kyle Field. Andy Staples, SI.com, "The Message Behind the Money: How Texas A&M Landed Jimbo Fisher," 28 June 2018 One by one, the migrants were escorted off by officials and medical personnel in white coveralls and gloves. Fox News, "Aid ship docks in Malta with 234 refugees, ending extended journey," 27 June 2018

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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

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

coverall

noun
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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