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What is "Sock" - Definition & Explanation
Last Updated on: 03-Apr-2024 (3 months, 15 days ago)
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Sock
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.
Sock
hosiery consisting of a cloth covering for the foot; worn inside the shoe; reaches to between the ankle and the knee

  • windsock: a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast; used (e.g., at airports) to show the direction of the wind
  • hit hard

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