Meaning of “sleeve” in the English Dictionary

"sleeve" in British English

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sleevenoun [ C ]

uk /sliːv/ us /sliːv/

sleeve noun [ C ] (CLOTHING PART)

B1 also arm the part of a piece of clothing that covers some or all of the arm:

short/long sleeves
The sleeves are too long for me.
You'd better roll your sleeves up or you'll get them dirty.

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sleeve noun [ C ] (COVER)

mainly UK US also jacket a cover to protect something:

Can you put the record back in its sleeve, please?

a tube-shaped covering to protect a part of a machine

sleeve noun [ C ] (TATTOO)

a tattoo (= permanent skin decoration) that covers the whole of someone's arm

(Definition of “sleeve” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sleeve" in American English

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sleevenoun [ C ]

us /sliv/

the part of a piece of clothing that covers some or all of the arm:

I wore the black dress with the short sleeves.

(Definition of “sleeve” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)