without sleeves.
amounting to nothing; unprofitable; futile: a sleeveless errand.

Origin of sleeveless

before 950; Middle English; Old English slīeflēas. See sleeve, -less
Related formssleeve·less·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for sleeveless

Old English sliefleas, slyflease; see sleeve (n.) + -less.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper