Definition of socket in English:
- The hip socket will be hollowed out to make a shallow cup and an artificial socket will be placed into it.
- The result was an exact plaster mould of my stump, which Ian will use to make the socket onto which my artificial leg will be attached.
- My prosthetist, Ian, bulked up the inside of the socket of the artificial leg with a liner, which has made for a much tighter and snugger fit.
- Seve cut his sticks to length, whittled a point in the slender end and drove it into the hosel - the round socket at the top of the iron head.
- The heads were attached to the wooden shaft by a socket.
- The shaft must be attached to the clubhead at the heel either directly or through a single plain neck and/or socket.
- Unlike conventional electrical appliances, which are simply plugged into a wall socket, computers and their peripherals are connected by any number of lines.
- All it needs is a flat surface to rest on and an electrical socket to plug into.
- Korjo and Design Go both make travel jugs, for plugging in to electrical sockets or car cigarette lighters, costing around $80.
verb (sockets, socketing, socketed)[with object] Back to top
- A mile to the west, at Platt Wood Farm, near Skidby, the archaeologists from York-based On Site Archaeology found a palstave - a solid axehead - a spearhead, and five socketed axeheads.
- In some chairs the top of the front legs forms a cylinder into which the lists are socketed.
- Beside the swords lay a bundle of about a dozen 2ft long socketed iron spearheads, and overlying the whole group of objects were large chunks of a broken amphora.
- After a stylish waggle, I made a graceful swing and clean socketed the ball straight into the middle branches of a beautiful willow that guarded the 17th green.
- There he pushed his tee shot into the semi-rough, and from there socketed the ball into the thick, deep rough, that he had so successfully avoided before.
Early use was as a term for the ‘head of a spear, resembling a ploughshare’. It comes from a diminutive of Old French soc ‘ploughshare’, probably of Celtic origin. The notion of a hollow part in a cylindrical shape for fitting together with another part dates from the 15th century.
Words that rhyme with socketbrocket, crocket, Crockett, docket, locket, pocket, rocket, sprocket
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