One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small ironing board over which a sleeve is pulled for pressing.
- ‘A hot iron storage compartment, accessory shelf, sleeve board, pilot light and garment hook are all standard, making this model our most complete ironing center.’
- ‘We have made over 120 patterns that include sleeve boards, small table top boards, and many other board sizes.’
- ‘The manufactured sleeve boards you buy in the shops are pretty useless, so you're much better getting your local carpenter to make you one.’
- ‘If you're hemming sleeves or pants legs, use a sleeve board as necessary to press the hem.’
- ‘I have 2 sleeve boards that I made myself, one larger than the other.’
- ‘My sleeve board is the type professional tailors use rather than the small, collapsible type found in most fabric stores.’
- ‘There are also usually a few vintage wood sleeve boards with metal screw type clamps that fold up and away.’
- ‘A main ventilation chamber and an auxiliary ventilation chamber associated with the ironing table and the sleeve board respectively, are mutually interconnected by an articulated tubular support of the sleeve board itself.’
- ‘Brush off ironing boards, straighten the ironing area and return sleeve boards to the proper storage areas.’
- ‘Rest the ends of the sleeve board on some books or something to hold it steady.’
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