eye socket


noun

the socket or orbit of the eye.

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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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Medical definitions for eye socket

eye socket

n.

orbital cavity
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