During a trip to Dallas for Super Bowl 2011 festivities, she writes that Russell “knocked her jaw out of the socket.”
Cecilia pointed to the head and to the socket, and burst out laughing; the crowd behind laughed too.
With a report that rang through the room like a pistol shot, it broke off in its socket.
I find it, and push it securely back into its socket; then the one at the bottom of the door.
When I sat down to jam the rod-butt in the socket I had awakened to possibilities.
And then while the candle burnt out dead in the socket I sat in a waking dream.
Then I sat down, jammed the rod in the socket, put on the drag, and began to strike.
That evening he worked on the socket of the steel hook, and in two days he had the job finished.
Then with a great wrench the cross was lifted into the socket prepared for it.
The latter grasped Joes hand and almost wrung it from its socket.
c.1300, "spearhead" (originally one shaped like a plowshare), from Anglo-French soket "spearhead, plowshare" (mid-13c.), diminutive of Old French soc "plowshare," from Vulgar Latin *soccus, perhaps from a Gaulish source, from Celtic *sukko- (cf. Welsh swch "plowshare," Middle Irish soc "plowshare"), properly "hog's snout," from PIE *su- "pig" (cf. Latin sus "swine;" see sow (n.) "female pig").
Meaning "hollow part or piece for receiving and holding something" first recorded early 15c.; anatomical sense is from c.1600; domestic electrical sense first recorded 1885. Socket wrench is attested from 1837. The verb is 1530s, from the noun. Related: Socketed; socketing.
socket sock·et (sŏk'ĭt)
The concave part of a joint that receives the articular end of a bone.
A hollow or concavity into which a part, such as an eye fits.
The Berkeley Unix mechansim for creating a virtual connection between processes. Sockets interface Unix's standard I/O with its network communication facilities. They can be of two types, stream (bi-directional) or datagram (fixed length destination-addressed messages). The socket library function socket() creates a communications end-point or socket and returns a file descriptor with which to access that socket. The socket has associated with it a socket address, consisting of a port number and the local host's network address.
Unix manual page: socket(2).