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Dictionary definition for: Pocket

1. (n) a small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles

2. (v) put in one''s pocket; "He pocketed the change"

3. (n) an enclosed space; "the trapped miners found a pocket of air"

4. (v) take unlawfully

5. (n) a supply of money; "they dipped into the taxpayers" pockets"

6. (n) (bowling) the space between the headpin and the pins next bnehind it on the right or left; "the ball hit the pocket and gave him a perfect strike"

7. (n) a hollow concave shape made by removing something

8. (n) a local region of low pressure or descending air that causes a plane to lose height suddenly

9. (n) a small isolated group of people; "they were concentrated in pockets inside the city" "the battle was won except for cleaning up pockets of resistance"

10. (n) (anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals (as a marsupial or gopher or pelican)

11. (n) an opening at the corner or on the side of a billiard table into which billiard balls are struck

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