Sock. [From L. soccus, a kind of low-heeled shoe or buskin] The socks of the early Anglo-Saxons were worn over the stocking, and within the shoe differing in nothing but material from those made at the present time. At present, a knitted or woven covering for the foot shorter than the stocking. Known in trade as half-hose. [See Hose, Appendix "A."]