leg-of-mutton sleeve

leg-of-mutton sleeve
noun a sleeve which is full on the upper arm but close-fitting on the forearm and wrist.

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  • leg-of-mutton sleeve — …   Useful english dictionary

  • leg-of-mutton — or leg o mutton adjective Date: 1840 having the approximately triangular shape or outline of a leg of mutton < a leg of mutton sleeve > < a leg of mutton sail > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • leg-of-mutton — leg′ of mut′ton or leg′ o mut′ton adj. 1) having the triangular shape of a leg of mutton: a leg of mutton sail[/ex] 2) clo (of the sleeve of a dress or blouse) full and puffed from shoulder to elbow and then tightly fitted from elbow to wrist •… …   From formal English to slang

  • leg-of-mutton — [leg′əv mut′ n] adj. shaped somewhat like a leg of mutton; specif., designating a sleeve that puffs out toward the shoulder …   English World dictionary

  • leg-of-mutton — adjective or leg o mutton | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ : having the general shape or outline of a leg of mutton; especially : having a full upper arm and a fitted lower arm and wrist used of the sleeve of a woman s garment * * * /leg euh mut n, euhv /, adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • leg-of-mutton — /lɛg ə ˈmʌtn/ (say leg uh mutn) adjective 1. having the triangular shape of a leg of mutton, as a sail, etc. 2. (of a sleeve) very full at the shoulder then narrowing so as to be closely fitting at the wrist …  

  • leg-of-mut|ton — «LEHG uhv MUHT uhn», adjective. having the shape of a leg of mutton; wide at one end and narrow at the other: »a leg of mutton sleeve …   Useful english dictionary

  • leg — n. & v. n. 1 a each of the limbs on which a person or animal walks and stands. b the part of this from the hip to the ankle. 2 a leg of an animal or bird as food. 3 an artificial leg (wooden leg). 4 a part of a garment covering a leg or part of a …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sleeve — other|Sleeve (disambiguation)Sleeve (O. Eng. slieve , or slyf , a word allied to slip , cf. Dutch sloof ) is that part of a garment which covers the arm, or through which the arm passes or slips. The pattern of the sleeve is one of the… …   Wikipedia

  • leg —   Wāwae; kū auwāwae (rare). See drumstick.    ♦ Leg of ham, ūhā hame.    ♦ Leg of mutton, ūhā hipa.    ♦ Leg of mutton sleeve, lima ūhā hipa.    ♦ Lobster leg, wa awa a.    ♦ Upper leg of crab, wāwae; hē (rare) …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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