Definition of “eye socket” - English Dictionary

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“eye socket” in British English

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eye socketnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈaɪ ˌsɒk.ɪt/ us /ˈaɪ ˌsɑː.kɪt/

Examples from literature

  • His wig hung on one bedpost, he had lost one eye, and the patch worn over the empty eye socket had been left on the bureau. 
  • The next day it was the same, and the day after that—except that his cheeks began to hollow a little, and his eye sockets to deepen and darken. 
  • We were looking into the eye sockets of a skull. 

(Definition of “eye socket” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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