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Puck another name for Robin Goodfellow; more generally (from the Old English period), puck meant a mischievous and evil sprite. The use of the name for one particular spirit seems to derive from the character in Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream (1600), and has been reinforced by Kipling's Puck of Pook's Hill (1906).

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puck

puck / pək/ • n. 1. a black disk made of hard rubber, the focus of play in ice hockey. 2. Comput. 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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puck (in Germanic mythology)

puck (pŭk), in Germanic folklore, generic name for various malevolent spirits. The medieval English pouke was often identified with the devil. However, the Puck of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream is a mischievous but friendly fairy.

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puck

puck An input device that defines a location by sensing its position on a data tablet. A lens can be incorporated into the puck if points are being input to give the locations of positions on a detailed drawing.

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Puck

Puck / pək/ • n. another name for Robin Goodfellow. ∎  (puck) a mischievous or evil sprite. DERIVATIVES: puck·like / -ˌlīk/ adj.

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puck

puck † evil spirit or demon, spec. the Devil OE.; mischievous sprite XVI. Late OE. pūca = ON. púki mischievous demon; ult. orig. unkn.

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puck

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