Complete Definition of "socket"

English

Pronunciation
IPA|/sÉkÉtÌ©Ì©/
SAMPA|/"sA:[email protected]/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Ékɪt|-Ékɪt

Etymology
From AF. soket, "spearhead" (diminutive of OF. soc plowshare), from VL. soccus.

Noun
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  1. An opening into which a plug or other connecting part is designed to fit (e.g. a lightbulb socket).
  2. anatomy The part of a joint that receives a bone.
  3. anatomy A hollow into which a part (e.g. eye) fits.

Translations
trans-top|opening for a plug
Finnish: pistorasia, istukka, kanta
French: prise
German: Steckdose f, Fassung f
Icelandic: innstunga f
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Russian: ÑозеÑка
Slovak pätica
Spanish: enchufe m
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Derived terms
socket wrench

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