Meaning of SLEEVE in English




The ~s of a coat, shirt, or other item of clothing are the parts that cover your arms.

His ~s were rolled up to his elbows...

He wore a black band on the left ~ of his jacket.



A record ~ is the stiff envelope in which a record is kept. (mainly BRIT; in AM, usually use jacket )

There are to be no pictures of him on the ~ of the new record.

N-COUNT: usu N of n, n N


If you have something up your ~, you have an idea or plan which you have not told anyone about. You can also say that someone has an ace, card, or trick up their ~.

He wondered what Shearson had up his ~...

PHRASE: N inflects

Collins COBUILD.      Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) .