- without sleeves.
- amounting to nothing; unprofitable; futile: a sleeveless errand.
Origin of sleeveless
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Examples from the Web for sleeveless
Along with her friend Laura Clark, Pulitzer began to sell those dresses—one sleeveless version, and one with a sleeve—for $22.Lilly Pulitzer, Designer and Palm Beach Socialite, Dead at 81
April 8, 2013
There were also more gender-distinguished items: sleeveless blouses for women and sharp suits for the guys.Will.i.am, Fashion Designer?
December 12, 2012
Colorful blue patchworks created a leather-lace effect on sleeveless dresses.Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquiere Shows Whispers of Brilliance in Spring 2013 Collection
September 27, 2012
According to Bissonnette, bin Laden was wearing a sleeveless white T-shirt, loose tan pants, and a tan tunic.SEALs Book on Raid to Kill Osama Contradicts Administration’s Version in Several Key Spots
The Daily Beast
August 29, 2012
Sure, but would Don Draper be caught dead in a sleeveless T-shirt?The New Cool: Can Coolness Be Studied Like a Science?
June 18, 2012
He had thrown off his coat and cap, and his sleeveless arms were bare to the armpits.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
Enter Simon, smiling; he has a sleeveless peasant's coat on.Fruits of Culture
A short, sleeveless surcoat, worn over armour from about 1340 to about 1405.The Handbook to English Heraldry
"Vainglory is a sleeveless errand," murmured the spirit of the flagellant.Under the Rose
Frederic Stewart Isham
The Surcoat was of two principal kinds: the sleeveless and the sleeved.Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe
Word Origin and History for sleeveless
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper