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Meaning of PUCK

Pronunciation:  puk, puk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a vulcanized rubber disk 3 inches in diameter that is used instead of a ball in ice hockey
  2. [n]  a mischievous sprite of English folklore

PUCK is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: hockey puck, Robin Goodfellow
 See Also: disc, disk, faerie, faery, fairy, sprite



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Puck\, n.
    A disk of vulcanized rubber used in the game of hockey, as
    the object to be driven through the goals.
  2. \Puck\, n. [OE. pouke; cf. OSw. puke, Icel. p[=u]ki an evil
    demon, W. pwca a hobgoblin. Cf. {Poker} a bugbear, {Pug}.]
    1. (Medi[ae]val Myth.) A celebrated fairy, ``the merry
       wanderer of the night;'' -- called also {Robin
       Goodfellow}, {Friar Rush}, {Pug}, etc. --Shak.
             He meeteth Puck, whom most men call Hobgoblin, and
             on him doth fall.                     --Drayton.
    2. (Zo["o]l.) The goatsucker. [Prov. Eng.]