Main definitions of puck in English

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noun

  • 1A black disk made of hard rubber, the focus of play in ice hockey.

    ‘The players carry around hunks of lumber called sticks, which they used to hit a slab of hard rubber called a puck.’
    • ‘Indeed, the only thing harder than getting a puck past Brodeur is getting him to take a night off.’
    • ‘He steals pucks constantly in the neutral zone, leading to breakaway goals and oddman rushes.’
    • ‘Now we go down in the basement, and I shoot rubber pucks at him.’
    • ‘The ref dropped the puck and someone hit it right inside their blue line, right near the boards.’
  • 2Computing
    An input device similar to a mouse that is dragged across a sensitive surface, which notes the puck's position to move the cursor on the screen.

    ‘The lasers talk to the computer, which moves a blocking device to intercept the puck.’
    • ‘Similar to NBA Live's Freestyle mode is the Dynamic Deke system which allows you to manipulate the puck manually using the directional pad.’
    • ‘Without the puck, you have body check control with the right thumbstick.’

Pronunciation

puck

/pək/

Origin

Late 19th century of unknown origin.

Main definitions of puck in English

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puck2

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noun

  • 1(in folklore) a mischievous or evil sprite.

    ‘But in the night and in the moon, it takes a spirit, ghost or puck, to walk its field.’
    • ‘One of the most popular characters in English folklore of the last thousand years has been the faerie, goblin, devil or imp known by the name of Puck or Robin Goodfellow.’
    • ‘As a shape-shifter, Puck has had many appearances over the years.’
    sprite, pixie, elf, imp, brownie, puck
    1. 1.1Puck
      another name for Robin Goodfellow

Pronunciation

puck

/pək/

Origin

Old English pūca; it is unclear whether the word is of Celtic or Germanic origin.