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pocket

noun [C] (BAG)    /ˈpɒk.ɪt/ US  /ˈpɑː.kɪt/
A2 a small bag for carrying things in, made of cloth and sewn into the inside or onto the outside of a piece of clothing: a jacket/trouser/coat pocket a hip/breast pocket She thrust her hands deep in/into her pockets. He took some coins from/out of his pocket.Parts of clothes B1 a container, usually made of cloth, that is sewn into or onto a bag or fixed to a seat or door in a vehicle: Sarah put her maps in the outside pocket of her rucksack. The safety instructions are in the pocket of the seat in front of you.The interior of vehiclesContainers for carrying personal possessions one of several holes around the edge of a billiard or snooker table, into which balls are hitSnooker, pool and billiards C2 informal the amount of money that someone has for spending: You need deep pockets (= a lot of money) if you're involved in a long law suit. I paid for my ticket out of my own pocket (= with my own money), but I can claim the cost of it back from my employer.General words for amounts of moneyLarge amounts of moneySmall amounts of money
(Definition of pocket noun (BAG) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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