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Definition of Pocket
Pocket Pock"et, n.
Any hollow place suggestive of a pocket in form or use;
(a) A bin for storing coal, grain, etc.
(b) A socket for receiving the foot of a post, stake, etc.
(c) A bight on a lee shore.
PocketPocket Pock"et, n. [OE. poket, Prov. F. & OF. poquette, F.
pochette, dim. fr. poque, pouque, F. poche; probably of
Teutonic origin. See Poke a pocket, and cf. Poach to cook
eggs, to plunder, and Pouch.]
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.
Note: In the wool or hop trade, the pocket contains half a
sack, or about 168 Ibs.; but it is a variable quantity,
the articles being sold by actual weight.
4. (Arch.) A hole or space covered by a movable piece of
board, as in a floor, boxing, partitions, or the like.
(a) A cavity in a rock containing a nugget of gold, or
other mineral; a small body of ore contained in such a
(b) A hole containing water.
6. (Nat.) A strip of canvas, sewn upon a sail so that a
batten or a light spar can placed in the interspace.
7. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Pouch.
Note: Pocket is often used adjectively, or in the formation
of compound words usually of obvious signification; as,
pocket comb, pocket compass, pocket edition, pocket
handkerchief, pocket money, pocket picking, or
Out of pocket. See under Out, prep.
Pocket borough, a borough ``owned' by some person. See
under Borough. [Eng.]
Pocket gopher (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
American rodents of the genera Geomys, and Thomomys,
family Geomyd[ae]. 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 (Zo["o]l.), any species of American mice of
the family Saccomyid[ae]. 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
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. PocketPocket Pock"et, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pocketed; p. pr. & vb.
1. To put, or conceal, in the pocket; as, to pocket the
He would pocket the expense of the license.
2. To take clandestinely or fraudulently.
He pocketed pay in the names of men who had long
been dead. --Macaulay.
To pocket a ball (Billiards), to drive a ball into a pocket
of the table.
To pocket an insult, affront, etc., to receive an affront
without open resentment, or without seeking redress. ``I
must pocket up these wrongs.' --Shak.
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