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"socket" in British English

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socketnoun [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 socketUK 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
(Definition of socket from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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socketnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsɑk·ɪt/
a hollow or curved part into which something fits: The bulb screwed easily into a socket. Somehow the bone was pulled from its socket.
(Definition of socket from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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