[sok-uh l, soh-kuh l]
- a low, plain part forming a base for a column, pedestal, or the like; plinth.
Origin of socle
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for socle
In the socle beneath is Solon addressing the people of Athens.
The height of the socle was six feet, and it was thirty-nine feet wide.
This will be a socle, and should be about one and a half to two inches high.
The drawing in brown upon the socle beneath this fresco, is by Pierino del Vaga, and represents the death of Archimedes.
Arrange them on a socle or on a mound of salad, and serve with them a Mayonnaise sauce and lettuce.
- another name for plinth (def. 1)
C18: via French from Italian zoccolo, from Latin socculus a little shoe, from soccus a sock 1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012