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sleeve +‎ holder


sleeveholder (plural sleeveholders)

  1. A band made of fabric, elastic or coiled wire worn on the upper arm to hold the shirtsleeve up and prevent the cuff from protruding too far out of the jacket sleeve.
    • 1914, Fred C. Kelly, “Statesmen, Real and Near,” Duluth Evening Herald, 17 July, 1914,[1]
      He resolved to make himself just as neat and attractive as possible. So he went straightway to a notion store and bought himself the finest pair of nickel-plated coiled wire sleeveholders they had in stock.
    • 1920, Earl Wayland Bowman, The Ramblin’ Kid, New York: Grosset & Dunlap, Chapter 10, p. 144,[2]
      The sleeves of the shirt were too long. A pair of sky-blue, rosette-fastened, satin ribbon sleeve-holders above his elbows kept the cuffs from slipping over his hands.
    • 1954, Henry McLemore, “Hank Dead Set Against Trend of ‘Fixing’ Things for Home,” The Times News, 2 March, 1954,[3]
      There was a time when a man’s home was his castle. He could return at the end of a trying day’s work, take off his sleeve holders, stretch out on the couch, and relax.