Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The sleeve of a shirt.
  • noun The state of wearing no coat, jacket, or other outer garment over one's shirt.
  • adjective Dressed without a coat.
  • adjective Calling for the removal of a coat or jacket; not requiring a coat or jacket for comfort.
  • adjective Marked by informality or straightforwardness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The part of a shirt that covers the arms.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the sleeve of a shirt

Etymologies

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Examples

  • From the Mars biolab forward to Control Deck A constituted the so-called "shirtsleeve" area of the ship.

    The Far Call

  • He grabbed hold of my shirtsleeve and pulled me sideways.

    Field & Stream's Best Hunting Story Contest: Week Two

  • I have no watch, he remarks, pulling back his shirtsleeve and displaying his furry wrist for Connie.

    A Bear Hunt in Riga

  • He just needed a toothpick in his mouth and a pack of smokes rolled up his shirtsleeve.

    Kings of Colorado

  • Why did they not ride out the door like a hitchhiking butterfly on the shirtsleeve of a visitor like me?

    Amaryllis in Blueberry

  • Why did they not ride out the door like a hitchhiking butterfly on the shirtsleeve of a visitor like me?

    Amaryllis in Blueberry

  • He just needed a toothpick in his mouth and a pack of smokes rolled up his shirtsleeve.

    Kings of Colorado

  • He grabbed hold of my shirtsleeve and pulled me sideways.

    Field & Stream's Best Hunting Story Contest: Week Two

  • Tak wiped it away with the shirtsleeve he'd been wiping his nose on all evening, which only compounded the filth.

    Tak Tuckerby

  • A lot of things are a lot smoother and less of a drag now than they were four and a half months ago—finding the food on the left side of my plate, threading my left arm into my left shirtsleeve, typing, reading.

    Left Neglected

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