What does the word socket mean?

Usage examples for socket

  1. First his coat and then his waistcoat were cast aside as he warmed to his work, until at last he dragged the sleeve of his shirt out of the socket, and had to retire into private life behind a tree, in company with Mrs. Eccles and a needle and thread. – The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley
  2. Make a shaft with a socket in it. – The Later Cave-Men by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp