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Socket may refer to:


  • Socket wrench, a type of wrench that uses separate, removable sockets to fit different sizes of nuts and bolts
  • Socket head screw, a screw (or bolt) with a cylindrical head containing a socket into which the hexagonal ends of an Allen wrench will fit
  • Socket termination, a termination used at the ends of wire rope
  • Socket, the receptacle into which a tapered tool is inserted
  • Socket, an opening in any fitting that matches the outside diameter of a pipe or tube



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