eye socket

noun

Definition of eye socket

Examples of eye socket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When Eric arrived at the trauma center, the bones surrounding his eye socket were broken. Emilie Eaton, ExpressNews.com, "Man beaten by San Antonio police officers remains in prison — even after charges against him were dismissed and the officers were fired," 16 Oct. 2020 Inside his eye socket, pressure was rapidly increasing, a condition that can lead to vision loss if not quickly corrected. Emilie Eaton, ExpressNews.com, "Man beaten by San Antonio police officers remains in prison — even after charges against him were dismissed and the officers were fired," 16 Oct. 2020 Luther pointed to his eye socket, his knee, his thigh. Hannah Beech, New York Times, "‘We Were Bulletproof’: As Child Soldiers Grow Up, Legacy of War Lingers," 12 Oct. 2020 Mitchell lost two teeth, sustained a fractured jaw, and had surgery to reconstruct his eye socket. NBC News, "'Live PD' was canceled. But in one Texas county, its twisted legacy lives on," 11 Oct. 2020 One officer suffered a broken eye socket as a result. Carly Ortiz-lytle, Washington Examiner, "Ohio sheriff doesn't mince words on rioters: 'You shoot at the police, expect us to shoot back'," 3 Sep. 2020 The impact drove my glasses into my left eye socket. Liane Kupferberg Carter, Longreads, "Sight and Insight," 10 Aug. 2020 College football’s eye socket is bruised purple; its lips puffy and dripping blood. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Coronavirus complexities color college football decisions as Mountain West postpones fall season," 10 Aug. 2020 The impact drove my glasses into my left eye socket. Liane Kupferberg Carter, Longreads, "Sight and Insight," 10 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of eye socket

1661, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eye socket was in 1661

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6 Nov 2020

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“Eye socket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eye%20socket. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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More Definitions for eye socket

eye socket

noun

English Language Learners Definition of eye socket

: either one of the hollow places in the skull that hold the eyeballs

eye socket

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