Meaning of SOCKET in English
1》 a hollow in which something fits or revolves.
↘the part of the head of a golf club into which the shaft is fitted.
2》 an electrical device receiving a plug or light bulb to make a connection.
■ verb ( ~s , ~ing , ~ed )
1》 place in or fit with a ~.
2》 Golf, dated shank (a ball).
ME: from an Anglo-Norman Fr. dimin. of OFr. soc 'ploughshare', prob. of Celtic origin.
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004