Meaning of “socket” in the English Dictionary

"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 socket
UK 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)

"socket" in American English

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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)