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socket British & World English

A natural or artificial hollow into which something fits or in which something revolves

eye socket British & World English

The cavity in the skull which encloses an eyeball with its surrounding muscles

socket set British & World English

A number of detachable sockets of different sizes for use with a socket wrench

ZIF socket British & World English

A type of socket for mounting electronic devices that is designed not to stress or damage them during insertion

ZIF socket New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

socket for electronic devices

socket outlet British & World English

A socket for an electric plug that is fixed to a wall and connected to an electricity supply

socket wrench British & World English

A ratchet tool with a series of detachable sockets for tightening and loosening nuts of different sizes

ball-and-socket joint British & World English

A natural or manufactured joint or coupling, such as the hip joint, in which a partially spherical end lies in a socket, allowing multidirectional movement and rotation

jack socket in jack1 British & World English

A socket with two or more pairs of terminals designed to receive a jack plug

socket spanner in socket wrench British & World English

A ratchet tool with a series of detachable sockets for tightening and loosening nuts of different sizes