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socket

noun [C] uk   /ˈsɒk.ɪt/ us    /ˈsɑː.kɪt/

socket noun [C] (ELECTRICAL)

the part of a piece of equipment, especially electrical equipment, into which another part fits: an electrical socket a light socket He had forgotten to plug the television into the mains socket. The air freshener plugs into a car's lighter socket.

socket noun [C] (BODY PART)

a part of the body into which another part fits: a tooth/eye socket a ball-and-socket joint like the hip joint
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