There are 2 definitions of puck in English:

puck1

Syllabification: puck
Pronunciation: /pək
 
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noun

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

Origin

late 19th century: of unknown origin.

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There are 2 definitions of puck in English:

puck2

Syllabification: puck
Pronunciation: /pək
 
/

noun

1A mischievous or evil sprite.
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  • 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.
1.1 (Puck) another name for Robin Goodfellow.

Origin

Old English pūca.

Derivatives

pucklike

adjective

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