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Socket Sock"et, n. [OE. soket, a dim. through OF. fr. L. soccus. See {Sock} a covering for the foot.] 1. An opening into which anything is fitted; any hollow thing or place which receives and holds something else; as, the sockets of the teeth. [1913 Webster]

His eyeballs in their hollow sockets sink. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Especially, the hollow tube or place in which a candle is fixed in the candlestick. [1913 Webster]

3. (Electricity) the receptacle of an electric lamp into which a light bulb is inserted, containing contacts to conduct electricity to the bulb. [PJC]

4. (Electricity) the receptacle fixed in a wall and connected by conductive wiring to an electrical supply, containing contacts to conduct electricity, and into which the plug of an electrical device is inserted; -- called also a {wall socket} or {outlet}. The socket will typically have two or three contacts; if three, the third is connected to a ground for safety. [PJC]

And in the sockets oily bubbles dance. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{Socket bolt} (Mach.), a bolt that passes through a thimble that is placed between the parts connected by the bolt.

{Socket chisel}. Same as {Framing chisel}. See under {Framing}.

{Socket pipe}, a pipe with an expansion at one end to receive the end of a connecting pipe.

{Socket pole}, a pole armed with iron fixed on by means of a socket, and used to propel boats, etc. [U.S.]

{Socket wrench}, a wrench consisting of a socket at the end of a shank or rod, for turning a nut, bolthead, etc., in a narrow or deep recess. [1913 Webster]


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  • outlet — or outlet store [out′let΄] n. 1. a passage or vent for letting something out 2. a means of expression [an outlet for the emotions] 3. a stream, river, etc. that flows out from a lake 4. a) a market for goods b) …   English World dictionary

  • Outlet — Out let , n. The place or opening by which anything is let out; a passage out; an exit; a vent. [1913 Webster] Receiving all, and having no outlet. Fuller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • outlet — [n1] place or means of escape, release aperture, avenue, break, channel, crack, duct, egress, escape, exit, hole, nozzle, opening, orifice, porthole, release, safety valve, spout, tear, vent, way out; concepts 513,693 Ant. egress, entrance outlet …   New thesaurus

  • Outlet — Out*let , v. t. To let out; to emit. [R.] Daniel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • outlet — I noun access, aperture, avenue, channel, chute, conduit, demand, door, egress, egressus, emissarium, exhaust, exit, exitus, floodgate, gate, gateway, hatch, hole, market, means of escape, opening, passage out, path, portal, spout, vent, way out… …   Law dictionary

  • outlet — (n.) early 13c., originally a river mouth, from OUT (Cf. out) + LET (Cf. let) (v.). Electrical wiring sense is attested from 1892. Meaning a retail store is attested from 1933 …   Etymology dictionary

  • outlet — |auteléte| s. m. Estabelecimento comercial de retalho onde se vendem produtos de uma marca ou fabricante a preços reduzidos. • Plural: outlets.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • outlet — /ˈautlet, ingl. ˈautlɛt, ˈautlɪt/ [vc. ingl., propr. «sbocco, scarico»] s. m. inv. spaccio CFR. stock house …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

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