[sok-uh l, soh-kuh l]

noun Architecture.

a low, plain part forming a base for a column, pedestal, or the like; plinth.

Origin of socle

1695–1705; < French < Italian zoccolo wooden shoe, base of a pedestal < Latin socculus literally, little soccus; see sock1, -ule Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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another name for plinth (def. 1)

Word Origin for socle

C18: via French from Italian zoccolo, from Latin socculus a little shoe, from soccus a sock 1
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