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Socket may refer to:

In mechanics[edit]

  • 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
  • The receptacle into which a tapered tool is inserted
  • An opening in any fitting that matches the outside diameter of a pipe or tube, with a further recessed through opening matching the inside diameter of the same pipe or tube

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Electrical and electronic connectors[edit]

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