In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in ice hockey)disco masculinepuck masculine
- The players carry around hunks of lumber called sticks, which they used to hit a slab of hard rubber called a puck.
- Now we go down in the basement, and I shoot rubber pucks at him.
- He steals pucks constantly in the neutral zone, leading to breakaway goals and oddman rushes.
- Indeed, the only thing harder than getting a puck past Brodeur is getting him to take a night off.
- The ref dropped the puck and someone hit it right inside their blue line, right near the boards.
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