These dense pastries are about the size of a hockey puck and packed with rich fillings like lotus seed, red bean and salted egg yolk.—Shelly Tan, Washington Post, 21 Sep. 2023 Konstantin Koltsov of Belarus battles for the puck during the Vancouver Winter Olympics.—Town & Country, 7 Sep. 2023 Unlike other gifted passers his age who opt to skate to the outside in search of seams, Poitras has a knack for creating those defensive faults himself by bringing the puck into Grade-A ice.—Conor Ryan, BostonGlobe.com, 13 Sep. 2023 Austin Irwin was born and raised in Michigan, and, despite getting shelled by hockey pucks during a not-so-successful goaltending career through high school and college, still has all of his teeth.—Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 5 Sep. 2023 The Sphere, stands at 366 feet tall and 516 feet wide and reportedly has the largest LED lights with 1.2 million lights the size of hockey pucks.—Anthony Robledo, USA TODAY, 26 Aug. 2023 Gently pat the tops and sides to form round pucks; don’t worry if the tops are a little craggy.—cleveland, 28 Aug. 2023 Orlov excels at getting the puck out of the zone and scored a bunch in Boston after his trade last season.—Mike Brehm, USA TODAY, 1 July 2023 There’s the larger, pricier book-style foldable that unfurls from a vertical hinge to expose a tablet-sized screen, and the clamshell flip phone with a horizontal hinge that snaps closed into a wallet-sized square puck.—WIRED, 24 July 2023 See More
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English dialect puck to poke, hit, probably from Irish poc butt, stroke in hurling, literally, buck (male deer)
Middle English puke, from Old English pūca; akin to Old Norse pūki devil