Clothing materials and parts. And he turned his head and covered his face with his sleeve. Mendel style featured cape-like sleeves that draped from her shoulders. Mechanical Engineering a tubular piece that is forced or shrunk into a cylindrical bore to reduce the diameter of the bore or to line it with a different material; liner. 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.
A long sleeve, fuller at the bottom than the top, and gathered into a cuff. The difference between a butterfly sleeve and a bell sleeve is that butterfly sleeves usually do not go completely around the full arm. A very short sleeve covering only the shoulder , not extending below armpit level. A long sleeve that is disconnected past the stitching on top of the shoulder, but not underneath, where the armpit is. The top of the bicep is exposed. A sleeve that opens down the side or front, or at the elbow, to allow the arm to pass through 14th , 15th , 16th , 17th centuries Further information: A long, tight sleeve with a puff at the top, inspired by fashions of the Italian Renaissance and named after Shakespeare's tragic heroine ; popular from the Empire period through the s in fashion , again in the late s under the influence of Zeffirelli's film Romeo and Juliet.
A sleeve cut in one with the bodice in a wide sloping shape, similar to that on traditional Chinese robes not Japanese kimono , whose sleeves are sewn separately. Full, gathered sleeve where the top part of the sleeve is plain and the cuff balloons out halfway between wrist and elbow. A wide, bell-shaped sleeve popular in the s , worn over an engageante or false undersleeve.
A sleeve made in panes or panels, allowing a lining or shirt-sleeve to show through 16th and 17th centuries. A part of a garment that covers all or part of an arm. A case into which an object or device fits: I still have a few tricks up my sleeve. Mechanical Engineering a tubular piece that is forced or shrunk into a cylindrical bore to reduce the diameter of the bore or to line it with a different material; liner. Mechanical Engineering a tube fitted externally over two cylindrical parts in order to join them; bush.
Electronics a flat cardboard or plastic container to protect a gramophone record. Switch to new thesaurus. I'm keeping this idea up my sleeve for the time being. References in classic literature? Yet I was hopeful, and though, as it turned out, he was busily engaged in talking to Thedosei Ivanovitch, I walked up to him from behind, and plucked at his sleeve. Listen, Bilibin," said Helene she always called friends of that sort by their surnames , and she touched his coat sleeve with her white, beringed fingers.
Sleeve definition, the part of a garment that covers the arm, varying in form and length but commonly tubular. See more. Buy Online in Sleefs the best designs of compression arm sleeves, headbands, custom arm sleeves, running arm sleeves, hats, wristbands and compression tights. These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'sleeve.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors.