Meaning of SOCKET in English


n. & v.


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.

Etymology: ME f. AF, dimin. of OF soc ploughshare, prob. of Celt. orig.

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.