pocketable definition, pocketable meaning | English dictionary

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pocket

  

      n  
1    a small bag or pouch in a garment for carrying small articles, money, etc.  
2    any bag or pouch or anything resembling this  
3   
a    a cavity or hollow in the earth, etc., such as one containing gold or other ore  
b    the ore in such a place  
4    a small enclosed or isolated area  
a pocket of resistance     
5    any of the six holes with pouches or nets let into the corners and sides of a billiard table  
6    a position in a race in which a competitor is hemmed in  
7      (Australian Rules football)   a player in one of two side positions at the ends of the ground  
back pocket, forward pocket     
8      (S. African)   a bag or sack of vegetables or fruit  
9    in one's pocket   under one's control  
10    in or out of pocket   having made a profit or loss, as after a transaction  
11    line one's pockets   to make money, esp. by dishonesty when in a position of trust  
12    modifier   suitable for fitting in a pocket; small  
a pocket edition     
      vb   , -ets, -eting, -eted   tr  
13    to put into one's pocket  
14    to take surreptitiously or unlawfully; steal  
15    usually passive   to enclose or confine in or as if in a pocket  
16    to receive (an insult, injury, etc.) without retaliating  
17    to conceal or keep back (feelings)  
he pocketed his pride and accepted help     
18      (Billiards, etc.)   to drive (a ball) into a pocket  
19      (U.S.)   (esp. of the President) to retain (a bill) without acting on it in order to prevent it from becoming law  
   See also       pocket veto  
20    to hem in (an opponent), as in racing  
     (C15: from Anglo-Norman poket a little bag, from poque bag, from Middle Dutch poke poke2, bag; related to French poche pocket)  
   pocketable             adj  
  pocketless      adj  
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