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definition of the word pocket

by the Wiktionnary

The back pocket of a pair of jeans (1).
A corner pocket on a billiards table (2).

Singular
pocket

Plural
pockets

pocket (plural pockets)

  1. A bag stitched to an item of clothing, used for carrying small items.
  2. (sports, billiards, pool, 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.
  3. An enclosed volume of one substance surrounded by another.
    The drilling expedition discovered a pocket of natural gas.
  4. An area of land surrounded by a loop of a river (Australian English)
  5. (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 out.
  6. (American Football) The region directly behind the offensive line in which the quarterback executes plays.

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