Meaning of SOCKET in English

SOCKET

n.

Pronunciation: ' sä-k ə t

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English soket, from Anglo-French, diminutive of soc plowshare, of Celtic origin; akin to Middle Irish soc plowshare, snout; akin to Old English sugu sow ― more at SOW

Date: 15th century

: an opening or hollow that forms a holder for something <an electric bulb socket > <the eye socket >

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