Definition of Socket. Meaning of Socket. Synonyms of Socket

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Definition of Socket

Socket
Socket Sock"et, n. [OE. soket, a dim. through OF. fr. L. soccus. See Sock a covering for the foot.] 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. His eyeballs in their hollow sockets sink. --Dryden. 2. Especially, the hollow tube or place in which a candle is fixed in the candlestick. And in the sockets oily bubbles dance. --Dryden. 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. [U.S.] 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.

Meaning of Socket from wikipedia

- Socket may refer to: Socket wrench, a type of wrench that uses separate, removable sockets to fit different sizes of nuts and bolts Socket head ****,...
- Socket A (also known as Socket 462) is the CPU socket used for AMD processors ranging from the Athlon Thunderbird to the Athlon XP/MP 3200+, and AMD budget...
- and sockets connect electric equipment to the alternating current (AC) power supply in buildings and at other sites. Electrical plugs and sockets differ...
- A network socket is a software structure within a network node of a computer network that serves as an endpoint for sending and receiving data across the...
- In computer hardware, a CPU socket or CPU slot contains one or more mechanical components providing mechanical and electrical connections between a microprocessor...
- WebSocket is a computer communications protocol, providing full-duplex communication channels over a single TCP connection. The WebSocket protocol was...
- A socket wrench (or socket spanner) is a type of spanner (or wrench in North American English), that uses a closedsocket format, rather than a typical...
- Berkeley sockets is an application programming interface (API) for Internet sockets and Unix domain sockets, used for inter-process communication (IPC)...
- Socket 754 is a CPU socket originally developed by AMD to su****de its Athlon XP platform (socket 462, also referred to as Socket A). Socket 754 was...
- A Unix domain socket or IPC socket (inter-process communication socket) is a data communications endpoint for exchanging data between processes executing...