|1.||the part of a sleeve nearest the hand, sometimes turned back and decorative|
|2.||the part of a gauntlet or glove that extends past the wrist|
|3.||(US), (Canadian), (Austral) Also called (in eg Britain): turn-up the turned-up fold at the bottom of some trouser legs|
|4.||informal off the cuff improvised; extemporary|
|[C14 cuffe glove, of obscure origin]|
A bandlike structure encircling a part.
An inflatable band, usually wrapped around the upper arm, that is used along with a sphygmomanometer in measuring arterial blood pressure.
off the cuff
Impromptu, extemporaneous, as in His speech was entirely off the cuff. This term supposedly alludes to the practice of speakers making last-minute notes on the cuff of a shirtsleeve. [1930s]