What is sleeve?

  • (noun): The part of a garment that is attached at armhole and provides a cloth covering for the arm.
    Synonyms: arm
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Sleeve (O. Eng. slieve, or slyf, a word allied to slip, cf. Dutch sloof) is the part of a garment that covers the arm, or through which the arm passes or slips. The pattern of the sleeve is one of the characteristics of fashion in dress, varying in every country and period. Various survivals of the early forms of sleeve are still found in the different types of academic or other robes. Where the long hanging sleeve is worn it has, as still in China and Japan, been used as a pocket, whence has come the phrase to have up one's sleeve, to have something concealed ready to produce. There are many other proverbial and metaphorical expressions associated with the sleeve, such as to wear one's heart upon one's sleeve, and to laugh in one's sleeve.

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Types of Sleeves
... Often the names applied to sleeves in historical costume are modern ... Type Brief description Image Angel sleeve A long wide sleeve that usually hangs loose from the shoulder ... Batwing sleeve A long sleeve with a deep armhole, tapering towards the wrist ...
Thermal Sleeve
... A thermal sleeve is a device around the length of a gun barrel of a large caliber gun, typically found on modern tanks ... Thermal sleeves were originally simply insulators ... More modern variants contain concentric inner and outer insulating sleeves with a gap in between ...
Sweet Earth Flower - Sleeve
... The album's sleeve was designed by Warn Defever and Dion Fischer ... It features two stencil images of Brown ...
Let It Be (Green Jellö Album) - Recording & Release
... The back cover of the picture sleeve features an actual endorsement from Kiss member Paul Stanley ... The first 100 copies were housed in a hand-glued color cardboard picture sleeve printed on photographic paper ... The other 400 picture sleeves were simply a green tinted photocopy of the original cardboard sleeve ...
Souvenir (song) - Sleeve Design
... The sleeve was designed by Peter Saville and Brett Wickens ... The 7" sleeve has a die-cut hole in the middle, revealing the label ... For the 10" this picture is printed on the sleeve ...

More definitions of "sleeve":

  • (noun): Small case into which an object fits.