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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sock·et n.
 1. An opening into which anything is fitted; any hollow thing or place which receives and holds something else; as, the sockets of the teeth.
    His eyeballs in their hollow sockets sink.   --Dryden.
 2. Especially, the hollow tube or place in which a candle is fixed in the candlestick.
    And in the sockets oily bubbles dance.   --Dryden.
 Socket bolt Mach., a bolt that passes through a thimble that is placed between the parts connected by the bolt.
 Socket chisel. Same as Framing chisel. See under Framing.
 Socket pipe, a pipe with an expansion at one end to receive the end of a connecting pipe.
 Socket pole, a pole armed with iron fixed on by means of a socket, and used to propel boats, etc. [U.S.]
 Socket wrench, a wrench consisting of a socket at the end of a shank or rod, for turning a nut, bolthead, etc., in a narrow or deep recess.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 socket wrench
      n : a wrench with a handle onto which sockets of different sizes
          can be fitted