sock in

verb

Definition of sock in 

transitive verb

1 : to close to takeoffs or landings by aircraft an airport socked in by fog

2 : to restrict from flying

First Known Use of sock in

1944, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sock in

(wind) sock

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