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Socket

Sock´et
n.1.An opening into which anything is fitted; any hollow thing or place which receives and holds something else; as, the sockets of the teeth.
2.Especially, the hollow tube or place in which a candle is fixed in the candlestick.
3.(Electricity) the receptacle of an electric lamp into which a light bulb is inserted, containing contacts to conduct electricity to the bulb.
4.(Electricity) the receptacle fixed in a wall and connected by conductive wiring to an electrical supply, containing contacts to conduct electricity, and into which the plug of an electrical device is inserted; - called also a wall socket or outlet. The socket will typically have two or three contacts; if three, the third is connected to a ground for safety.
Socket bolt
(Mach.) a bolt that passes through a thimble that is placed between the parts connected by the bolt.
Socket chisel
Same as Framing chisel. See under Framing.
Socket pipe
a pipe with an expansion at one end to receive the end of a connecting pipe.
Socket pole
a pole armed with iron fixed on by means of a socket, and used to propel boats, etc.
Socket wrench
a wrench consisting of a socket at the end of a shank or rod, for turning a nut, bolthead, etc., in a narrow or deep recess.
Noun1.socket - a bony hollow into which a structure fits
2.socket - receptacle where something (a pipe or probe or end of a bone) is inserted
3.socket - a receptacle into which an electric device can be inserted
(networking)socket - The Berkeley Unix mechansim for creating a virtual connection between processes. Sockets interface Unix's standard I/O with its network communication facilities. They can be of two types, stream (bi-directional) or datagram (fixed length destination-addressed messages). The socket library function socket() creates a communications end-point or socket and returns a file descriptor with which to access that socket. The socket has associated with it a socket address, consisting of a port number and the local host's network address.

Unix manual page: socket(2).
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