sleeve

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Straight sleeve

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sleve, from Old English sliefe, slefe.

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sleeve (plural sleeves)

  1. The part of a garment that covers the arm. [from 10th c.]
    The sleeves on my coat are too long.
  2. A (usually tubular) covering or lining to protect a piece of machinery etc. [from 19th c.]
    This bearing requires a sleeve so the shaft will fit snugly.
  3. A protective jacket or case, especially for a record, containing art and information about the contents; also the analogous leaflet found in a packaged CD. [from 20th c.]
  4. A narrow channel of water.
    • Drayton
      the Celtic Sea, called oftentimes the Sleeve
  5. sleave; untwisted thread.
  6. (British Columbia) A serving of beer measuring between 14 and 16 ounces.

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sleeve (third-person singular simple present sleeves, present participle sleeving, simple past and past participle sleeved)

  1. (transitive) to fit a sleeve to

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