Definitions

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  • n. A secondary wrapper covering an item within a package.
  • v. To wrap in a secondary wrapper.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ wrap

Examples

  • Dear Heloise: When we go out to eat Chinese food and bring home leftovers, the food makes the whole refrigerator smell of garlic, no matter how I overwrap it.

    Hints From Heloise

  • An outstanding option immediately came to mind - a card and shrink film overwrap design, which we have been promoting as a blister and clamshell replacement.

    Dennis Salazar

  • (Make Ahead: Remove from pan; wrap and refrigerate for up to 1 week or overwrap in foil and freeze for up to one month.)

    Chocolate Candy Brownies

  • (Make Ahead: Cover and store at room temperature for up to 2 days or overwrap with heavy-duty foil and freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

    Nanaimo Bars

  • (Make Ahead: Store for up to 3 days or overwrap with heavy duty foil and freeze in airtight container for up to 1 month.)

    Pumpkin Chocolate Bread

  • (Make Ahead: Wrap in plastic wrap ans store at room temperature for up to 1 day or overwrap in heavy-duty foil ans freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

    Archive 2005-12-01

  • (Make Ahead: Wrap layers separately in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 1 day or overwrap with heavy-duty foil and freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

    Chocolate Layer Cake

  • But if you want to store them for longer than two months, overwrap them with freezer wrap or a plastic bag to make the wrapping air- and moisture-proof.

    HOME COMFORTS

  • Wrap raw meat tightly in oxygen-impermeable plastic wrap saran, or polyvinylidene chloride; polyethylene is permeable, overwrap it with foil or paper to keep it in the dark, store it in the coldest corner of the refrigerator or freezer, and use it as soon as possible.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • This type of seal can only be made using materials that are thermoplastic (ie they melt on heating and then solidify on cooling) or by using thermoplastic coatings on a base film Waxed paper is also a heat sealable material which is used to wrap bread whereas cellulose is used as an overwrap for cartons of tea or confectionery.

    3 Packaging materials

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