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 ?
She smiled, and gave some message to an elderly man in white shirtsleeves, who had followed her to the door.
East tied his handkerchief round his waist, and rolled up his shirtsleeves for him.
The prisoners in their shirtsleeves were enjoying a chat and the evening air in the doorway, when I entered.
The last Edna saw of Bert was his figure, in charred and blackened shirtsleeves, standing in the dusk.
Noting that the company has been involved recently in a number of strategic acquisitions designed to round out STC's cellular product and service portfolio, Autorino said, "STC is at a critical point in its development and Dick is a shirtsleeve manager with the background, talent and expertise necessary to shape STC into a company that can support the size and scope of strategic acquisitions, alliances and initiatives needed to enhance our continued growth and success.
The stuff whacked into my body armour which now has holes in it and passed through my shirtsleeve and out by a fraction.
He was back in suit and tie after Saturday's shirtsleeve performance in which he roamed the platform Widdecombe-style without notes.
Temperatures rise in the day to shirtsleeve weather, but it's the mornings and evenings that give it away.
Escaped slave Noah is captured by bounty hunters and uses his own blood to copy on to his shirtsleeve what a dying runaway tells him is a map to freedom, before being returned to Macon.
He wiped off the droplets trickling into his eyes with his shirtsleeve.
You'll find the shirtsleeve temps encourage long walks on the 28-mile beach.
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.