Definition of sleeve
- wears his emotions on his sleeve
- has a few tricks up her sleeve
a shirt with long sleeves
The joint is covered with a metal sleeve.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: the part of a shirt, jacket, etc., that covers all or part of your arm
: a part that fits over or around something to protect it or to hold its parts together
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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