cap sleeve
noun Date: 1926 a very short sleeve (as on a dress) that hangs over the edge of the shoulder without extending along the underside of the arm

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cap sleeve — a short sleeve designed to cover the shoulder and the top of the arm, with little or no extension under the arm. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Shoulder sleeve insignia — A shoulder sleeve insignia, (often abbreviated SSI) is an embroidered patch used by major formations of the United States Army. Each formation has a unique formation patch, and the US Army is unique among the US armed services in that all… …   Wikipedia

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