Definition of coverall in English:

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coverall

Pronunciation: /ˈkʌvərɔːl/
North American

noun

(usually coveralls)
Overalls.
Example sentences
  • Moments later, a young girl with light brown hair and jean coveralls over a white shirt opened the door, a bright grin on her face.
  • He dressed, pulling on his coveralls and his shirt over his head.
  • Before going down, miners put on special underwear, coveralls, and boots and strap on an emergency breathing device.

adjective

Inclusive: a coverall term
More example sentences
  • This fits rather neatly with a coverall definition of 'art'.
  • Alcohol and tobacco somehow don't fall under the coverall category of 'drugs'.
  • I have always objected when the term 'English' is used as a coverall description for those things which are happening within the UK at large.

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