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The back pocket of a pair of jeans (1).
A corner pocket on a billiards table (2).
From Old Norman poquete, diminutive of poque
'bag' (mod. pouque), from Old Low Franconian
*poka 'pouch', akin to Middle Dutch poke, German dialectal Pfoch,
- A bag stitched to an item of
clothing, used for carrying small items.
snooker) An indention and cavity with
a net sack or similar structure
(into which the balls are to be struck) at each corner and one centered on each side of a pool or snooker table.
- An enclosed volume of one
substance surrounded by another.
- The drilling expedition discovered a pocket of natural
- An area of land surrounded by
a loop of a river (Australian English)
- (Australian rules
football) The area of the field to the side of the goal posts (four pockets in
total on the field, one to each side of the goals at each end of
the ground). The pocket is only a roughly defined area, extending
from the behind post, at an angle, to perhaps about 30 meters
Football) The region directly behind the offensive line in
which the quarterback executes plays.
bag stitched to an item of
billiards: net into which balls
enclosed volume of one substance
surrounded by another
(third-person singular simple present pockets,
present participle pocketing,
simple past and past participle pocketed)
- To put (something) into a pocket.
pool) To cause a ball to go into
one of the pockets of the table; to complete a shot.
- (slang) To
take and keep (especially money) that which is not one's own.
- (slang) To shoplift, to steal.
to cause a ball to go into a
pocket of a billiard table
to take and keep (especially
money) that is not one's own
pocket (not comparable)
- Of a size suitable for putting into a pocket.
- pocket dictionary
- Smaller or more compact than usual.
- pocket battleship
- (of a size
suitable for a pocket): pocket-size, pocket-sized
of a size suitable for putting
into a pocket
smaller or more compact than
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Terms derived from the adjective,
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|Inflection for pocket
- paperback; book with