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
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