from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of overall.
  • n. Loose fitting garment worn over regular clothes to protect them.
  • n. Loose fitting pair of pants with supporting cross-straps and a panel of material in the chest (called a bib), often associated with farm work.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A kind of loose trousers worn over others to protect them from soiling.
  • Waterproof leggings.


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  • Captured at Yorktown, 170 "linen overalls," which were actually full trousers (not breeches), used as work clothing, and not what we think of today as overalls.

    October 29, 2007