Archit. a projecting foundation piece, as for a column, wall, or statue
Origin of socleFrench from Italian zoccolo, pedestal, wooden shoe from Classical Latin socculus, diminutive of soccus, sock
- A plain square block serving as a base for a sculpture, vase, or column.
- A plain plinth supporting a wall.
Origin of socleFrench from Italian zoccolo wooden shoe from Latin socculus diminutive of soccus a kind of light shoe ; see sock1.
From French socle, from Italian zoccolo "˜wooden shoe', from Latin socculus, diminutive of soccus "˜sock'.