Meaning of SOCKET in English


n. & v.

n. 1 a natural or artificial hollow for something to fit into or stand firm or revolve in. 2 Electr. a device receiving a plug, light-bulb, etc., to make a connection. 3 Golf the part of an iron club into which the shaft is fitted. (socketed, socketing) 1 place in or fit with a socket. 2 Golf hit (a ball) with the socket of a club.

[ ME f. AF, dimin. of OF soc ploughshare, prob. of Celt. orig. ]

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