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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A few days later, the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department discarded the coveralls without testing them., "'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,, "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,, "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 Figueroa was dressed in blue coveralls for his arraignment on charges of murder and carrying a pistol without a permit. David Owens,, "Hartford Homicide Captured On Video," 25 June 2018 Jumpsuits and coveralls can be worn by chefs, foragers, wine makers, butchers, shop owners and more. Kristin Tice Studeman, Vogue, "The Jumpsuit That’s Making Its Way Into the Coolest Kitchens Across America," 18 June 2018 Kristof says investigators destroyed the coveralls and arrested Cooper, a young black man, even though blond or brown hairs were found in the victims' hands. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Sen. Kamala Harris: Calif. should test DNA of inmate condemned amid controversy," 21 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

: 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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