Sock (?), n. [F. soc, LL. soccus, perhaps of Celtic origin.]

A plowshare. Edin. Encyc.


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Sock, n. [OE. sock, AS. socc, fr. L. soccus a kind of low-heeled, light shoe. Cf. Sucket.]


The shoe worn by actors of comedy in ancient Greece and Rome, -- used as a symbol of comedy, or of the comic drama, as distinguished from tragedy, which is symbolized by the buskin.

Great Fletcher never treads in buskin here,
Nor greater Jonson dares in socks appear.


A knit or woven covering for the foot and lower leg; a stocking with a short leg.


A warm inner sole for a shoe. Simmonds.


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Sock (?), v. t. [Perh. shortened fr. sockdolager.]

To hurl, drive, or strike violently; -- often with it as an object. [Prov. or Vulgar] Kipling.


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