Translation of "sleeve" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /sliːv/ us /sliv/

B1 the part of a jacket, shirt, etc. that covers your arm

He rolled up his sleeves to do the dishes.
have something up your sleeve informal

to have a secret plan

tener un as en la manga

(Translation of “sleeve” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /sliːv/

the part of a garment that covers the arm

He tore the sleeve of his jacket
a dress with long/short sleeves.

(also record-sleeve) a stiff envelope for a gramophone record.


something, eg a tubular part in a piece of machinery, that covers as a sleeve of a garment does the arm.

-sleeved suffix

having (a certain kind of) sleeve(s)

con mangas
a long-sleeved dress.
sleeveless adjective

without sleeves

sin mangas
a sleeveless dress.
have/keep (something) up one’s sleeve

to keep (a plan etc) secret for possible use at a later time

guardarse una carta en la manga
I’m keeping this idea up my sleeve for the time being.

(Translation of “sleeve” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)