Share this entry

Share this page

leg-of-mutton sleeve

Line breaks: leg-of-mutton sleeve

Definition of leg-of-mutton sleeve in English:

noun

A sleeve which is full and loose on the upper arm but close-fitting on the forearm and wrist.
Example sentences
  • With its kangaroos and kookaburras, and leg-of-mutton sleeves and button boots, this is a timeless story about the warmth of family.
  • I want my leg-of-mutton sleeves, and in addition to those I want my cutie chamois booties with the leopard-skin bows.
  • And then I saw another sleeve that was a big leg-of-mutton sleeve that the maids used to sew into the garments for eveningwear.

Definition of leg-of-mutton sleeve in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing