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.
By getting a suit tailor-made, you can ensure that you customise the following just right: A[cedilla] Sleeves: When it comes to sleeves, you should be able to see anything from a quarter to an inch of your shirtsleeve under the jacket.
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. He could feel himself getting hotter and his heart beating furiously: apartment, car, cell phone, sexy girl, shiny glass buildings ...
It was also revealed that Geordie womenfolk had taken to wearing sleeveless dresses, while one man was even spotted outdoors in shirtsleeve order!
You'll find the shirtsleeve temps encourage long walks on the 28-mile beach.
I wipe the sweat from my face with my shirtsleeve. Another envelope slides under the door.
The two-day 'shirtsleeve summit' between Barack Obama and China's Xi Jinping that begins today in California is being billed as a fresh start for the wary superpowers.