eye socket

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noun

the socket or orbit of the eye.

Nearby words

  1. eye opener, an,
  2. eye pillow,
  3. eye point,
  4. eye rhyme,
  5. eye shadow,
  6. eye splice,
  7. eye strain,
  8. eye to eye,
  9. eye to the main chance, have an,
  10. eye to, with an

Origin of eye socket

First recorded in 1835–45

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British Dictionary definitions for eye socket

eye socket

noun

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

eye socket

n.

orbital cavity

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