AskDefine | Define puck

Dictionary Definition



1 a mischievous sprite of English folklore [syn: Robin Goodfellow]
2 a vulcanized rubber disk 3 inches in diameter that is used instead of a ball in ice hockey [syn: hockey puck]

User Contributed Dictionary




From verb puck - to hit or strike something - C.f. poke (1861) Irish poc - stroke in hurling, bag


  1. The hard rubber disc used in hockey.
  2. An object shaped like a hockey puck.

Derived terms


disk used in hockey




Extensive Definition

Puck may refer to:


  • Puck (Shakespeare), from A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Puck, the narrator of the book Puck of Pook's Hill (1906) by Rudyard Kipling
  • Puck, a character in the Japanese anime/manga Berserk
  • Puck (comics), a diminutive superhero in Marvel comics
  • Puck, a trickster in the animated television show Gargoyles
  • Peter Puck, the name of a hockey-puck-shaped cartoon character
  • Puck, a minor character appearing in Final Fantasy IX
  • Puck the talking dog, a character in Ouida's 1870 novel Puck who narrates and makes comments on British society.
  • Puck, a hero in the video game Warcraft IIIs custom map, "Defense of the Ancients Allstars"
  • Puck, a character in the novel series "The Sisters Grimm"




puck in Welsh: Puck
puck in Danish: Puck
puck in German: Puck
puck in French: Puck
puck in Italian: Puck
puck in Dutch: Puck
puck in Japanese: パック
puck in Finnish: Puck
puck in Swedish: Puck (olika betydelser)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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