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 for sleeve
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sleeve \Sleeve\ (sl[=e]v), n.
     See Sleave, untwisted thread.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sleeve \Sleeve\, n. [OE. sleeve, sleve, AS. sl?fe, sl?fe; akin
     to sl?fan to put on, to clothe; cf. OD. sloove the turning up
     of anything, sloven to turn up one's sleeves, sleve a sleeve,
     G. schlaube a husk, pod.]
     1. The part of a garment which covers the arm; as, the sleeve
        of a coat or a gown. --Chaucer.
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     2. A narrow channel of water. [R.]
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              The Celtic Sea, called oftentimes the Sleeve.
                                                    --Drayton.
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     3. (Mach.)
        (a) A tubular part made to cover, sustain, or steady
            another part, or to form a connection between two
            parts.
        (b) A long bushing or thimble, as in the nave of a wheel.
        (c) A short piece of pipe used for covering a joint, or
            forming a joint between the ends of two other pipes.
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     4. (Elec.) A double tube of copper, in section like the
        figure 8, into which the ends of bare wires are pushed so
        that when the tube is twisted an electrical connection is
        made. The joint thus made is called
  
     a McIntire joint.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     Sleeve button, a detachable button to fasten the wristband
        or cuff.
  
     Sleeve links, two bars or buttons linked together, and used
        to fasten a cuff or wristband.
  
     To laugh in the sleeve or To laugh up one's sleeve to
        laugh privately or unperceived, especially while
        apparently preserving a grave or serious demeanor toward
        the person or persons laughed at; that is, perhaps,
        originally, by hiding the face in the wide sleeves of
        former times.
  
     To pinon the sleeve of, or To hang on the sleeve of, to
        be, or make, dependent upon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sleeve \Sleeve\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sleeved (sl[=e]vd); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Sleeving.]
     To furnish with sleeves; to put sleeves into; as, to sleeve a
     coat.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sleeve
      n 1: the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and
           that provides a cloth covering for the arm [syn: sleeve,
           arm]
      2: small case into which an object fits

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