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  1. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    1a. Receptor for circular or spherical shaped object: Shoulder socket, socket wrench.

    1b. Type of wrench where the nut is completely encapsulated, see also ratchet.

    2. A lampholder that conducts electricity to a lamp as well as provides mechanical support. The E26, medium screwbase is the most common in the US.
    db-e26-1.jpg
    E26, E27 bulb socket DB-E26-1 lamp holder

    3. In British, synonymous with receptacle.
     

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