Definition for SOCK'ET

SOCK'ET, n. [Ir. soicead.]

  1. The little hollow tube or place in which a candle is fixed in the candlestick. And in the sockets oily bubbles dance. – Dryden.
  2. Any hollow thing or place which receives and hold something else; as, the sockets of the teeth or of the eyes. His eyeballs in their hollow sockets sink. – Dryden. Gomphosis is the connection of a tooth to its socket. – Wiseman.

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