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A mischievous sprite in English folklore.
[Middle English pouke, goblin, from Old English pūca. Sense 2, after the sprite in A Midsummer Night's Dream by Shakespeare.]
A hard rubber disk used in ice hockey.
[Perhaps from dialectal puck, to strike.]
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1. (Hockey (Field & Ice)) a small disc of hard rubber used in ice hockey
2. (Team Sports, other than specified) a stroke at the ball in hurling
3. slang Irish a sharp blow
4. (Team Sports, other than specified) to strike (the ball) in hurling
5. slang Irish to strike hard; punch
[C19: of unknown origin]
(European Myth & Legend) (often capital) a mischievous or evil spirit. Also called: Robin Goodfellow
[Old English pūca, of obscure origin]
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a black disk of vulcanized rubber that is hit into the goal in a game of ice hockey.
[1890–95; compare dial. (Hiberno-E, Canadian Maritimes, Newfoundland) puck a sharp blow, to hit sharply, butt, Irish poc male deer or goat, butt (of a goat), stroke of the stick (in hurling)]
a mischievous sprite in English folklore who appears as a character in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
[before 1000; Middle English pouke, Old English pūca; c. Old Norse pūki a mischievous demon]
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Past participle: pucked
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|Noun||1.||Puck - a mischievous sprite of English folklore|
|2.||puck - a vulcanized rubber disk 3 inches in diameter that is used instead of a ball in ice hockey|
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puck[pʌk] n (Ice Hockey) → disco
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