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pocket

1. Billiards Snooker any of the six holes with pouches or nets let into the corners and sides of a billiard table
2. Australian Rules football a player in one of two side positions at the ends of the ground
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

Pocket

A recess in a wall to allow passage of a sliding door hanging on a track.
Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Copyright © 2012, 2002, 1998 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

What does it mean when you dream about a pocket?

A pocket can be a symbol of female sexuality. In a dream, a pocket might contain our possessions or, alternatively, things that we hide or keep secret. A dream about pockets might also be alluding to the meaning of certain idioms, such as someone “lining their own pockets,” “burning a hole in one’s pocket,” “deep pockets,” or “to be in someone’s pocket.”.

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pocket

[′päk·ət]
(building construction)
A recess in a wall designed to receive a folding or sliding door in the open position.
(civil engineering)
A recess made in masonry to receive the end of a beam.
(computer science)
One of the several receptacles into which punched cards are fed by a card sorter.
(geology)
A cavity that contains a deposit such as a gas or an ore.
An enclosed or sheltered place along a coast, such as a reentrant between rocky, cliffed headlands or a bight on a lee shore.
(mining engineering)
A receptacle from which coal, ore, or waste is loaded into wagons or cars.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pocket

1. A recess in masonry to receive the end of a beam.
2. The slot in the pulley stile of a double-hung window frame, through which the sash weight is passed into the sash weight channel; a sash pocket.
3. A recess at the head or jamb of a wall opening to receive a curtain.
4. A recess in the interior jamb of a window to receive a folding shutter when open.
5. A recess in a wall to receive a folding door in the open position.
6.See stage pocket.
7. A well-defined opening between the annual rings which develops during the growth of a tree.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Pockets

(dreams)
From a Freudian point of view, pockets may symbolize the female reproductive organs. However, for many people this dream may have an entirely different meaning. The pockets in your dreams could represent those things that you keep just for yourself: your memory, your secrecy, your valuable possessions, or your inner resources. If you were hiding your hands in the pockets, it suggests that you may feel a degree of helplessness or guilt in regard to some situation in daily life.
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
References in classic literature ?
Pocket, an' you can't lose me," he said many times as he sank the hole deeper and deeper.
Reaching his hand into a pocket, he drew out a wisp of brown paper.
He cut a short pole at the water's edge and drew from one of his pockets a bit of line and a draggled fly that had once been a royal coachman.
"Pockets is the damnedest things I ever see for makin' a man absent-minded," he communed that night, as he crawled into his blankets.
"I am to slip it into your pocket when you least expect it, sir.
Richard and, so nimbly that Moncharmin himself was impressed by it, slipped the envelope into the pocket of one of the tails of M.
And by far the best thing he could hit upon was to come and take the money from my pocket without my noticing it, as I myself did not know that it was there.
"Only, you forget, Richard, that I provided ten-thousand francs of the twenty and that nobody put anything in my pocket!"
Now could I, could I, have all these ideas and reflections if I had not seen you put the hundred-rouble note in her pocket?"
And Katerina Ivanovna turned--or rather snatched--both pockets inside out.
"Madam, madam, this incident does not reflect upon you!" he cried impressively, "no one would take upon himself to accuse you of being an instigator or even an accomplice in it, especially as you have proved her guilt by turning out her pockets, showing that you had no previous idea of it.
Hiran Perera, CEO of WalkingSpree stated, "The Pocket Pedometer with its USB port and our proprietary software is ideal for our wellness program.