verb (used with object), sleeved, sleev·ing.
Origin of sleeve
Examples from the Web for sleeving
When these wires are adjacent to ground or battery wires they may be protected by sleeving, so as to prevent crosses.Cyclopedia of Telephony and Telegraphy, Vol. 2|Kempster Miller
British Dictionary definitions for sleeving (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for sleeving (2 of 2)
Word Origin for sleeve
Word Origin and History for sleeving
Old English sliefe (West Saxon), slefe (Mercian) "arm-covering part of a garment," probably literally "that into which the arm slips," from Proto-Germanic *slaubjon (cf. Middle Low German sloven "to dress carelessly," Old High German sloufen "to put on or off"). Related to Old English slefan, sliefan "to slip on (clothes)" and slupan "to slip, glide," from PIE root *sleubh- "to slide, slip."
Cf. slipper, Old English slefescoh "slipper," slip (n.) "woman's garment," and expression to slip into "to dress in"). Mechanical sense is attested from 1864. To have something up one's sleeve is recorded from c.1500 (large sleeves formerly doubled as pockets). Meaning "the English Channel" translates French La Manche.
Idioms and Phrases with sleeving
see card up one's sleeve; laugh up one's sleeve; roll up one's sleeves; wear one's heart on one's sleeve.