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Definition of Sleeve


  1. 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.
  2. See Sleave, untwisted thread.
  3. The part of a garment which covers the arm; as, the sleeve of a coat or a gown.
  4. A narrow channel of water.
  5. A tubular part made to cover, sustain, or steady another part, or to form a connection between two parts.
  6. A long bushing or thimble, as in the nave of a wheel.
  7. A short piece of pipe used for covering a joint, or forming a joint between the ends of two other pipes.
  8. To furnish with sleeves; to put sleeves into; as, to sleeve a coat.
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Sleeve Translations

sleeve in Dutch is mouw
sleeve in Finnish is hiha
sleeve in French is douille, bague, manche
sleeve in Italian is manica
sleeve in Portuguese is manga, luva
sleeve in Spanish is manga