Meaning of SOCKET in English

SOCKET

■ noun

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).

Origin

ME: from an Anglo-Norman Fr. dimin. of OFr. soc 'ploughshare', prob. of Celtic origin.

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