During a trip to Dallas for Super Bowl 2011 festivities, she writes that Russell “knocked her jaw out of the socket.”
Cecilia pointed to the head and to the socket, and burst out laughing; the crowd behind laughed too.
And some say he is dark, like the socket of a skeleton's eye.
I find it, and push it securely back into its socket; then the one at the bottom of the door.
She heard the working of an oar in its socket and the cautious voices of men.
And then while the candle burnt out dead in the socket I sat in a waking dream.
Then she heard the door closed and the bolt shot into the socket.
That evening he worked on the socket of the steel hook, and in two days he had the job finished.
The wires were attached at the other end to a socket for an electric light.
The latter grasped Joes hand and almost wrung it from its socket.
c.1300, "spearhead" (originally one shaped like a plowshare), from Anglo-French soket "spearhead, plowshare" (mid-13c.), diminutive of Old French soc "plowshare," from Vulgar Latin *soccus, perhaps from a Gaulish source, from Celtic *sukko- (cf. Welsh swch "plowshare," Middle Irish soc "plowshare"), properly "hog's snout," from PIE *su- "pig" (cf. Latin sus "swine;" see sow (n.) "female pig").
Meaning "hollow part or piece for receiving and holding something" first recorded early 15c.; anatomical sense is from c.1600; domestic electrical sense first recorded 1885. Socket wrench is attested from 1837. The verb is 1530s, from the noun. Related: Socketed; socketing.
socket sock·et (sŏk'ĭt)
The concave part of a joint that receives the articular end of a bone.
A hollow or concavity into which a part, such as an eye fits.