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receptacle where something (a pipe or probe or end of a bone) is inserted

a receptacle into which an electric device can be inserted

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The bright tattooing upon his body was covered with blood and dust; his inflamed eyes rolled in their sockets, and his whole appearance denoted extraordinary suffering and exertion; yet sustained by some powerful impulse, he continued to advance, while the throng around him with wild cheers sought to encourage him.
The soldiers had almost finished reloading; the metal ramrods flashed all at once in the sunshine as they were drawn from the barrels, turned in the air, and thrust into their sockets.
You observe that in the ordinary swimming position of the Sperm Whale, the front of his head presents an almost wholly vertical plane to the water; you observe that the lower part of that front slopes considerably backwards, so as to furnish more of a retreat for the long socket which receives the boom-like lower jaw; you observe that the mouth is entirely under the head, much in the same way, indeed, as though your own mouth were entirely under your chin.
The socket of the lost eye presented, it is true, a frightful appearance, but he no longer appeared to suffer any pain.
Now a touch only is needed to send it over the socket and home; but then they must be two strong men who can pull it back again.
It shook, it slipped over the socket ledge, and rolled home like a pebble down the mouth of a gourd.
The pinnace was lifted from the bridge, pulled from its socket, and let down into the sea.
The torch had been stuck in a socket beside the door, so that its rays illuminated both the corridor and the cell at the same time.