Definition of overall noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈəʊvərɔːl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈoʊvərɔːl//
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  1. 1(British English) [countable] a loose coat worn over other clothes to protect them from dirt, etc. The lab assistant was wearing a white overall.
  2. 2overalls (British English) (North American English coveralls) [plural] a loose piece of clothing like a shirt and trousers/pants in one piece, made of heavy cloth and usually worn over other clothing by workers doing dirty work The mechanic was wearing a pair of blue overalls. compare boiler suit
  3. 3overalls (also bib overalls) (both North American English) (British English dungarees) [plural] a piece of clothing that consists of trousers/pants with an extra piece of cloth covering the chest, held up by strips of cloth over the shoulders
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: overall