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.
--v.tr. (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. 2012