Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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SOCKET, v., n. Sc. usage in Golf:

I. v. To hit the golf ball in the angle between the head and shaft of the club (Sc. 1950 J. C. Jessop Teach yourself Golf 130). Vbl.n. socketing, such a stroke. Sc. 1952  Bulletin (20 Aug.) 11:
He was afflicted with an attack of socketing, which, to the golfer, is like toothache in the words of Burns, “the hell o' all diseases.” . . . Even if we don't socket again in the course of the round, there is always the lingering fear.

II. n. A golf stroke of this kind. Sc. 1952  Bulletin (20 Aug.) 11:
The socket is rather like that old-fashioned handicap — the “bowff.”

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"Socket v., n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 18 Oct 2018 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/socket>

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