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.
v.tr. (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. ]
Concise Oxford English dictionary. Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2012