Definition of overwrap in English:



[with object]
Pronunciation /əʊvəˈrap/
  • Cover with a wrapping.

    ‘when the food is cold, overwrap it tightly with foil’
    • ‘‘Then we overwrap the whole thing with cellophane,’ explains McCabe.’
    • ‘The case packers apply a non-retentive glue to a corrugated flat and the bottles are placed upon the board and overwrapped.’
    • ‘She found rolls of plastic material like the type used in big garbage bags, and started overwrapping every large toy and a selection of electronics items that were likely to be Christmas gifts.’


Pronunciation /əʊvəˈrap//əʊvəˈrap/
  • An outer wrapping.

    ‘a cellophane overwrap’
    • ‘It's ideal for cast or blown-film applications to produce bags, shrink wrap, or overwrap.’
    • ‘An overwrap is fashioned over the trays and heated to 357 degrees for shrinkwrapping.’
    • ‘Another method is to use tightly fitting overwraps to increase resistance to invasion.’
    • ‘Hot-melt glue is applied to the slipsheets to keep the bottles in place while an overwrap is shrunk to form a 12-pack bundle.’
    • ‘Worse for some - for example, where you've got a plastic inner tray, a cardboard outer, with a cellophane overwrap, and several sticky price flash labels on it, strategically placed to catch your eye.’