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English definition of “socket”

socket

noun [C] (BODY PART)    /ˈsɒk.ɪt/ US  /ˈsɑː.kɪt/
a part of the body into which another part fits: a tooth/eye socket a ball-and-socket joint like the hip jointSubstances and structures in the body
(Definition of socket noun (BODY PART) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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