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oversleeve Line breaks: over|sleeve
Pronunciation: /ˈəʊvəsliːv/

Definition of oversleeve in English:

noun

A protective sleeve covering an ordinary sleeve.
Example sentences
  • Her body is more or less indecipherable, and her arms are quite lost in the voluminous gauze oversleeves.
  • The oversleeves are lined with brocade and wrapped with aglet-tipped cording.

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