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

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If there’s enough crawl space, a wildlife control operator, in head-to-toe disposable coveralls and a full-face respirator, can be called to wrap the carcass in plastic and haul it to the dump. Janet Eastman,, "What to do about cougars in the neighborhood, skunks under the house, bats in the attic," 19 July 2019 Ballester says, so all visitors must wear protective coveralls, gloves and masks. Phillip Valys,, "Breaking news (literally): I smashed a toaster at Wreck It Ft Laudy and it felt so good | SummerTimeOut," 3 July 2019 Covered head to toe in white coveralls, the two men periodically stopped and crouched, collecting dust from the ground with gloved hands. Quanta Magazine, "Vaccines Are Pushing Pathogens to Evolve," 10 May 2018 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,, "'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

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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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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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