Puck (?), n. [OE. pouke; cf. OSw. puke, Icel. pUki an evil demon, W. pwca a hobgoblin. Cf. Poker a bugbear, Pug.]

1. (Mediæval 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.

2. (Zoöl.)

The goatsucker. [Prov. Eng.]


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Puck (?), n.

A disk of vulcanized rubber used in the game of hockey, as the object to be driven through the goals.


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