Pock´et   Pronunciation: pǒk´ĕt
n.1.Any hollow place suggestive of a pocket in form or use;
1.A bag or pouch; especially; a small bag inserted in a garment for carrying small articles, particularly money; hence, figuratively, money; wealth.
2.One of several bags attached to a billiard table, into which the balls are driven.
3.A large bag or sack used in packing various articles, as ginger, hops, cowries, etc.
4.(Arch.) A hole or space covered by a movable piece of board, as in a floor, boxing, partitions, or the like.
5.(Mining.) A cavity in a rock containing a nugget of gold, or other mineral; a small body of ore contained in such a cavity.
6.(Nat.) A strip of canvas, sewn upon a sail so that a batten or a light spar can placed in the interspace.
7.(Zool.) Same as Pouch.
8.(Dentistry) Any hollow place suggestive of a pocket in form or use;
9.An isolated group or area which has properties in contrast to the surrounding area; as, a pocket of poverty in an affluent region; pockets of resistance in a conquered territory; a pocket of unemployment in a booming ecomony.
10.(Football) The area from which a quarterback throws a pass, behind the line of scrimmage, delineated by the defensive players of his own team who protect him from attacking opponents; as, he had ample time in the pocket to choose an open receiver.
11.(Baseball) The part of a baseball glove covering the palm of the wearer's hand.
12.(Bowling) the space between the head pin and one of the pins in the second row, considered as the optimal point at which to aim the bowling ball in order to get a strike.
deep pocket
wealth or substantial financial assets.
Out of pocket
See under Out, prep.
Pocket borough
a borough "owned" by some person.
Pocket gopher
(Zool.) any one of several species of American rodents of the genera Geomys, and Thomomys, family Geomydæ. They have large external cheek pouches, and are fossorial in their habits. they inhabit North America, from the Mississippi Valley west to the Pacific. Called also pouched gopher.
Pocket mouse
(Zool.) any species of American mice of the family Saccomyidæ. They have external cheek pouches. Some of them are adapted for leaping (genus Dipadomys), and are called kangaroo mice. They are native of the Southwestern United States, Mexico, etc.
Pocket piece
a piece of money kept in the pocket and not spent.
Pocket pistol
a pistol to be carried in the pocket.
Pocket sheriff
(Eng. Law) a sheriff appointed by the sole authority of the crown, without a nomination by the judges in the exchequer.
- Burrill.
v. t.1.To put, or conceal, in the pocket; as, to pocket the change.
[imp. & p. p. Pocketed; p. pr. & vb. n. Pocketing.]
He would pocket the expense of the license.
- Sterne.
2.To take clandestinely or fraudulently.
To pocket a ball
(Billiards) to drive a ball into a pocket of the table.
To pocket an insult
to receive an affront without open resentment, or without seeking redress.
- Shak.
Noun1.Pocketpocket - a small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles
2.Pocketpocket - an enclosed space; "the trapped miners found a pocket of air"
Synonyms: sac, sack, pouch
3.pocket - a supply of money; "they dipped into the taxpayers' pockets"
4.pocket - (bowling) the space between the headpin and the pins next bnehind it on the right or left; "the ball hit the pocket and gave him a perfect strike"
5.pocket - a hollow concave shape made by removing something
Synonyms: scoop
6.pocket - a local region of low pressure or descending air that causes a plane to lose height suddenly
Synonyms: air hole, air pocket
7.pocket - a small isolated group of people; "they were concentrated in pockets inside the city"; "the battle was won except for cleaning up pockets of resistance"
8.pocket - (anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals (as a marsupial or gopher or pelican)
Synonyms: pouch
9.pocket - an opening at the corner or on the side of a billiard table into which billiard balls are struck
Verb1.pocket - put in one's pocket; "He pocketed the change"
2.pocket - take unlawfully
Synonyms: bag
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