n. A bag or pouch; especially; a small bag inserted in a garment for carrying small articles, particularly money; hence, figuratively, money; wealth. One of several bags attached to a billiard table, into which the balls are driven. A large bag or sack used in packing various articles, as ginger, hops, cowries, etc. In the wool or hop trade, the pocket contains half a sack, or about 168 lbs.; but it is a variable quantity, the articles being sold by actual weight.
- (Arch.) A hole or space covered by a movable piece of board, as in a floor, boxing, partitions, or the like.
- (Mining.) (a) A cavity in a rock containing a nugget of gold, or other mineral; a small body of ore contained in such a cavity. (b) A hole containing water.
- (Nat.) A strip of canvas, sewn upon a sail so that a batten or a light spar can placed in the interspace.
- (Zool.) Same as Pouch. Pocket is often used adjectively, or in the formation of compound words usually of obvious signification; as, pocket comb, pocket compass, pocket edition, pocket handkerchief, pocket money, ...