Definitions for: Sleeve


[n] the part of a garment that is attached at armhole and provides a cloth covering for the arm
[n] small case into which an object fits



Webster (1913) Definition: Sleeve, n. (Elec.)
A double tube of copper, in section like the figure 8, into
which the ends of bare wires are pushed so that when the tube
is twisted an electrical connection is made. The joint thus
made is called

a McIntire joint.


Sleeve, n.
See Sleave, untwisted thread.


Sleeve, n. [OE. sleeve, sleve, AS. sl?fe, sl?fe; akin
to sl?fan to put on, to clothe; cf. OD. sloove the turning up
of anything, sloven to turn up one's sleeves, sleve a sleeve,
G. schlaube a husk, pod.]
1. The part of a garment which covers the arm; as, the sleeve
of a coat or a gown. --Chaucer.

2. A narrow channel of water. [R.]

The Celtic Sea, called oftentimes the Sleeve.
--Drayton.

3. (Mach.)
(a) A tubular part made to cover, sustain, or steady
another part, or to form a connection between two
parts.
(b) A long bushing or thimble, as in the nave of a wheel.
(c) A short piece of pipe used for covering a joint, or
forming a joint between the ends of two other pipes.

Sleeve button, a detachable button to fasten the wristband
or cuff.

Sleeve links, two bars or buttons linked together, and used
to fasten a cuff or wristband.

To laugh in the sleeve, to laugh privately or unperceived,
especially while apparently preserving a grave or serious
demeanor toward the person or persons laughed at; that is,
perhaps, originally, by hiding the face in the wide
sleeves of former times.

To pin, or hang, on the sleeve of, to be, or make,
dependent upon.


Sleeve, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sleeved; p. pr. & vb. n.
Sleeving.]
To furnish with sleeves; to put sleeves into; as, to sleeve a
coat.

Synonyms: arm

See Also: case, cloth covering, cuff, dolman sleeve, elbow, garment, long sleeve, raglan sleeve, record cover, record sleeve, shirtsleeve, short sleeve, turnup, wristband

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