shirtsleeve


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shirt·sleeve

 (shûrt′slēv′)
n.
1. The sleeve of a shirt.
2. shirtsleeves The state of wearing no coat, jacket, or other outer garment over one's shirt: dined in shirtsleeves; balmy weather that had them down to their shirtsleeves.
adj.
1. also shirt·sleeved (-slēvd′) Dressed without a coat: shirtsleeve spectators; a shirtsleeved orchestra.
2. also shirtsleeves Calling for the removal of a coat or jacket; not requiring a coat or jacket for comfort: shirtsleeve weather; a shirtsleeves picnic.
3. also shirtsleeves Marked by informality or straightforwardness: shirtsleeve politics; a shirtsleeves conference.

shirtsleeve

(ˈʃɜːtˌsliːv)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) the sleeve of a shirt
2. in one's shirtsleeves not wearing a jacket
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shirtsleeve - the sleeve of a shirtshirtsleeve - the sleeve of a shirt    
shirt - a garment worn on the upper half of the body
sleeve, arm - the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm
Translations

shirtsleeve

adjhemdsärmelig; it’s real shirtsleeve weather nowjetzt kann man wirklich in Hemdsärmeln gehen
n shirtsleeves
plHemdsärmel pl; in his/their shirtsleevesin Hemdsärmeln
References in classic literature ?
The prisoners in their shirtsleeves were enjoying a chat and the evening air in the doorway, when I entered.
She smiled, and gave some message to an elderly man in white shirtsleeves, who had followed her to the door.
The last Edna saw of Bert was his figure, in charred and blackened shirtsleeves, standing in the dusk.
East tied his handkerchief round his waist, and rolled up his shirtsleeves for him.
The updated Open Innovations is a shirtsleeve forum that counts on bright interactive formats of presentation and discussion typical for the global technology congresses: public interviews, debates, presentations, lectures, master classes, workshops, pitches.
You'll find the shirtsleeve temps encourage long walks on the 28-mile beach.
Their good friend Eduardo sported a bowtie that matched Lynn's dress, and his cufflinks, a horse's head and behind on either side of the shirtsleeve, added the perfect hint of country insouciance.
When contact is made with the shirtsleeve or arm, significant difficulties with precision will result.
Didn't see that coming, did ya ) Either scarfing down the first s'more of summer around a beach fire or that rare shirtsleeve day when you can read a paperback at surf's edge without wearing gloves.
He ducked for some of the scant cover available and used his knife to cut away his shirtsleeve to inspect and bandage the wound.
And in a footage soaring in popularity on Google, Yahoo and other search engines, Bush seemingly shakes hands with a member of the crowd before rubbing his hand on Clinton's shirtsleeve.
When someone is unwilling to give money, the man lifts his shirtsleeve revealing a horribly disfigured forearm.