Definition of socket outlet in English:

socket outlet

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noun

  • A socket for an electric plug that is fixed to a wall and connected to an electricity supply.
    More example sentences
    • The regulations do not affect small jobs such as providing a socket outlet, or adding a light switch to an existing circuit.
    • The plug-in burglar alarm has a built-in battery to power the device if there's a mains failure or should the intruder remove the alarm from the socket outlet.
    • Homeowners can still replace accessories such as socket outlets, control switches and ceiling roses without infringing the law - although there are exceptions in high-risk areas, including bathrooms, saunas and kitchens.

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