Pronunciation Noun

puck (plural pucks)

  1. (now, rare) A mischievous or hostile spirit. [from 10th c.]
    • 2017, Ronald Hutton, The Witch, Yale University Press 2018, p. 232:
      William Tyndale allotted this character a role, of leading nocturnal travellers astray as the puck had been said to do since Anglo-Saxon times and the goblin since the later medieval period.
Synonyms Verb

puck (pucks, present participle pucking; past and past participle pucked)

  1. (chiefly, Ireland) To hit, strike. [from 19th c.]

puck (plural pucks)

  1. (ice hockey) A hard rubber disc; any other flat disc meant to be hit across a flat surface in a game. [from 19th c.]
    • 1886, Boston Daily Globe (28 February), p 2:
      In hockey a flat piece of rubber, say four inches long by three wide and about an inch thick, called a ‘puck’, is used.
  2. (chiefly, Canada) An object shaped like a puck. [from 20th c.]
    • 2004, Art Directors Annual, v 83, Rotovision, p 142 ↗:
      He reaches into the urinal and picks up the puck. He then walk over to the sink and replaces a bar of soap with the urinal puck.
  3. (computing) A pointing device with a crosshair. [from 20th c.]
  4. (hurling, camogie) A penalty shot.

Proper noun
  1. (mythology) A mischievous sprite in Celtic mythology and English folklore.
    Synonyms: Robin Goodfellow
  2. (astronomy) One of the satellites of the planet Uranus
  • Russian: Пак
  • Russian: Пак

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