Straight sleeve



  • The part of a garment that covers the arm.
  • A (usually tubular) covering or lining to protect a piece of machinery etc.
  • A protective jacket or case, especially for a record, containing art and information about the contents; also the analogous leaflet found in a packaged CD.
  • A tattoo covering the whole arm.
  • A narrow channel of water.
  • sleave; untwisted thread.
  • A serving of beer measuring between 14 and 16 ounces.
  • A long, cylindrical plastic bag of cookies or crackers.
  • A double tube of copper 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.



  • From Middle English sleve, slefe, from Old English slīef and slīefe. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Sleeuwe, West Frisian slúf, Dutch sloof, Low German sluve, dialectal German Schlaube.

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