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eye socket

  1. the socket or orbit of the eye.
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Origin of eye socket

First recorded in 1835–45
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Historical Examples of eye socket

  • That thumb, feeling eagerly for his eye-socket, woke Bob to a new world.

    The Rules of the Game

    Stewart Edward White

  • Her eyes were closed, the rim of the eye-socket being very evident.

  • One Winchester bullet entered an eye-socket and traversed the skull diagonally, passing through the forward part of the brain.

  • Muzzle shorter than the diameter of the eye-socket; the bony palate not extending past the hinder end of the median molar.

  • Shaped like an eye-socket, and shut in on every side by precipitous rock walls, the gulf looked at first sight inaccessible.

British Dictionary definitions for eye socket

eye socket

  1. the nontechnical name for orbit (def. 3)
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eye socket in Medicine

eye socket

  1. orbital cavity
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