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Definition of socket noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1= outlet
  2. 2a device on a piece of electrical equipment that you can fit a plug, a light bulb, etc. into an antenna socket on the television
  3. 3a curved hollow space in the surface of something that another part fits into or moves around in His eyes bulged in their sockets. The dog nearly pulled my arm out of its socket.
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