sock in

verb

socked in; socking in; socks in

transitive verb

1
: to close to takeoffs or landings by aircraft
an airport socked in by fog
2
: to restrict from flying

Word History

Etymology

(wind) sock

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sock in was in 1944

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“Sock in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sock%20in. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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