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What is "Sock" - Definition & Explanation

A sock is a baglike covering for the foot and/or lower leg, which is designed to:
ease chafing between the foot and footwear keep feet warm
absorb sweat from the feet.
Sock lengths vary, from covering only the foot, to knee level. Socks are usually made from cotton, wool, or nylon.
hosiery consisting of a cloth covering for the foot; worn inside the shoe; reaches to between the ankle and the knee
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