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batwing

[bat-wing] /ˈbætˌwɪŋ/
adjective
1.
formed, shaped, etc., in the manner of a bat's, wing or wings.
2.
(of a garment or part of a garment) resembling or conceived of as resembling the wing or wings of a bat, as a loose long sleeve (batwing sleeve) having a deep armhole and a tight wrist.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; bat2 + wing
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British Dictionary definitions for batwing sleeve

batwing sleeve

noun
1.
a sleeve of a garment with a deep armhole and a tight wrist

batwing

/ˈbætˌwɪŋ/
adjective
1.
shaped like the wings of a bat, as a black tie, collar, etc
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