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 higher than a plinth, serving as a pedestal for sculpture, a vase, or a 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'.