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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.

Sleeve Quotations

A ball had passed between my body and the right arm which supported him, cutting through the sleeve and passing through his chest from shoulder to shoulder. There was no more to be done for him and I left him to his rest. I have never mended that hole in my sleeve.
Clara Barton

A fit body gives you confidence. And there's nothing more impressive than a great attitude, which you can wear on your sleeve. But you'll have to remember the difference between being rude and being confident.
Virat Kohli

The people who are garrulous and wear their heart on their sleeve and tell you everything, that's one kind of person, but the fellow who's hiding behind a tree and hoping you don't see him is the fellow that you'd better find out why.
Dorothea Lange

Well I'm still working on The Incredibles. So I'm going to take a little time off. I've got a couple of tricks up my sleeve. I'm not ready to talk about them yet, but expect the unexpected.
Brad Bird

Be spectacularly great at what you do. Wear your passion on your sleeve and hold your heart in the palm of your hand. And work hard. Really hard.
Robin S. Sharma
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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
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