What is cuff?

  • (verb): Hit with the hand.
    Synonyms: whomp
    See also — Additional definitions below


A cuff is an extra layer of fabric at the lower edge of the sleeve of a garment covering the arms. In US usage the word may also refer to the end of the leg of a pair of trousers. The functional purpose of turned cuffs is to protect the material from fraying and, when frayed, to allow the cuffs to be repaired or replaced without major changes to the garment.

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Some articles on cuff:

Jacket Cuffs
... "Surgeon’s cuffs" can be opened at the wrist, and are traditionally associated with bespoke tailoring ...
Tourniquet - Current Technology - Contoured and Wide Cuffs
... Studies have shown that tourniquet cuff pressure can be substantially reduced by using wide, contoured cuffs ... A wider and contoured cuff has more contact with the limb's surface area and disperses the cuff's force ...
Spier's School - The Cuff
... The Cuff was an estate and later became a farm near Gateside ... was an heiress and her son John Spier lived at The Cuff prior to his early death ... The Spier are also said to have owned Cuff estate and through Robert Spier's marriage to Margaret Gibson acquired the estate of Marshalland ...
Surgical Tourniquet Equipment - Limb Protection
... For some cuffs, a matching limb protection sleeve is available to help protect soft tissues under the cuff ... Sleeves are sized according to the cuff width and the patient’s limb circumference ... materials that do not shed loose fibers are chosen to avoid lint becoming trapped in the cuff’s hook and loop fasteners, which reduces their effectiveness ...
Cuff (disambiguation)
... To cuff is to strike (attack) with an open hand ... Cuff can also refer to ...

More definitions of "cuff":

  • (noun): The lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg.
    Synonyms: turnup
  • (verb): Confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs.
    Synonyms: manacle, handcuff