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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Anglo-French
Origin: soket, from Old French soc 'broad curved blade of a plow'

socket

noun
     
Related topics: Electrical, Electricity
sock‧et [countable]
1TEE a place in a wall where you can connect electrical equipment to the supply of electricity [= power point BrE; = outlet AmE]
2 the place on a piece of electrical equipment that you put a plug or a light bulb into:
a headphone socket
3 a hollow part of a structure into which something fits:
the eye sockets

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