- noun a small disc of hard rubber that the players hit in ice hockey
(written as Puck)A mischievous spirit in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night'sDream, in which he is servant to Oberon. Also knownas Robin Goodfellow, he appears in English folklore as a waywardhousehold sprite who delights in playing cruel tricks. However, for a rewardof a little bread and milk, he will also undertake various householdchores. He featured in the anonymous 16th-century collection MadPranks and Merry Gests of Robin Goodfellow and is mentioned inSpenser's Epithalamion (1594).