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puck

1

[ puhk ]

noun

  1. Ice Hockey. a black disk of vulcanized rubber that is to be hit into the goal.
  2. Computers, British. mouse ( def 4 ).


Puck

2

[ puhk ]

noun

  1. Also called Hobgoblin,. a particularly mischievous sprite in English folklore who appears as a character in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  2. puck, a malicious or mischievous demon or spirit; a goblin.

puck

1

/ pʌk /

noun

  1. a small disc of hard rubber used in ice hockey
  2. a stroke at the ball in hurling
  3. slang.
    a sharp blow


verb

  1. to strike (the ball) in hurling
  2. slang.
    to strike hard; punch

puck

2

/ pʌk /

noun

  1. often capital a mischievous or evil spirit Also calledRobin Goodfellow
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Derived Forms

  • ˈpuckish, adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of puck1

First recorded in 1890–95; alteration of poke 1

Origin of puck2

First recorded before 1000; Middle English pouke, Old English pūca; cognate with Old Norse pūki a mischievous demon
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Word History and Origins

Origin of puck1

C19: of unknown origin

Origin of puck2

Old English pūca, of obscure origin
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Example Sentences

He looked at how they carried the puck and their stick position.

Tom Wilson flew down the ice Thursday night at Capital One Arena, the puck on his stick seconds after he forced a turnover along the boards.

Schultz missed his third game after taking a puck to the face last Thursday against the New York Islanders.

Schultz missed his second game after he took a puck to the face against the New York Islanders on Thursday.

Schultz took a puck to the face Thursday against the Islanders and also is day-to-day.

Glackens was a prolific cartoonist in Philadelphia and his comics are one of the most surprising elements in the Puck book.

On some issues, Puck was so mired in its own times that the commentary is redundant.

Usually, though, old-fashioned Liberalism is very much at the fore in Puck.

Puck artists, like their predecessors, combined picture-making skills with a caricatural precision and a knack for lethal symbols.

For three decades, ‘Puck’ waged war on all things holy—politicians, social mores, and the news.

Tonio will take to the hurdy-gurdy again; him an' Puck should win money too.

He was glad to see the Puck-wud-jinnies so lively, and he bethought him of many new creations while he watched their motions.

By Puck's mistake, the love juice was laid in absence of the fair Athenian lady, and so the object desired was not obtained.

Oberon, "king of shadows," can apparently see things hidden from Puck.

Robin Goodfellow, the Puck, or Hobgoblin, is however essentially mischievous.

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