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puck

noun \ ˈpək \

Definition of puck

1 archaic : an evil spirit : demon
2 : a mischievous sprite : hobgoblin; specifically, capitalized : robin goodfellow

Origin and Etymology of puck

Middle English puke, from Old English pūca; akin to Old Norse pūki devil


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puck

noun

Definition of puck

: a vulcanized rubber disk used in ice hockey

Origin and Etymology of puck

English dialect puck to poke, hit, probably from Irish poc butt, stroke in hurling, literally, buck (male deer)


PUCK Defined for Kids

puck

noun \ ˈpək \

Definition of puck for Students

: a rubber disk used in hockey


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