I. noun Etymology: Middle English soket, from Anglo-French, diminutive of soc plowshare, of Celtic origin; akin to Middle Irish soc plowshare, snout; akin to Old English sugu sow — more at sow Date: 15th century an opening or hollow that forms a holder for something <
an electric bulb socket
the eye socket
II. transitive verb Date: 1533 to provide with or support in or by a socket

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