Spacer vs Sleeve - What's the difference?

spacer | sleeve |

As nouns the difference between spacer and sleeve

is that spacer is a person who works in space while sleeve is the part of a garment that covers the arm.

As a verb sleeve is

to fit a sleeve to.




(en noun)
  • A person who works in space.
  • An object inserted to hold a space open in a row of items, e.g. beads or printed type.
  • A bushing.
  • (slang) A forgetful person.
  • (medicine) A type of add-on device used by an asthmatic person to increase the effectiveness of a metered-dose inhaler.
  • Anagrams

    * ----




    (en noun)
  • The part of a garment that covers the arm.
  • The sleeves on my coat are too long.
  • A (usually tubular) covering or lining to protect a piece of machinery etc.
  • This bearing requires a sleeve so the shaft will fit snugly.
  • A protective jacket or case, especially for a record, containing art and information about the contents; also the analogous leaflet found in a packaged CD.
  • A narrow channel of water.
  • * Drayton
  • the Celtic Sea, called oftentimes the Sleeve
  • sleave; untwisted thread.
  • (British Columbia) A serving of beer measuring between 14 and 16 ounces.
  • (label) A long, cylindrical plastic bag of cookies or crackers.
  • * 2012 , Half A Sleeve Of Oreos Lost In House Fire", The Onion, May 5, 2012:
  • *:A three-alarm fire tore through a family home on Newark's East Side early Saturday morning, completely gutting the two-story residence and tragically claiming a half-sleeve of Oreo cookies that was trapped inside a cupboard.
  • Derived terms

    * shirtsleeves * sleeveless


  • to fit a sleeve to
  • See also

    * raglan * thimble