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[[Image:2hockeypucks.jpg|thumb|200px|right|Two standard hockey pucks.]]
 
[[Image:2hockeypucks.jpg|thumb|200px|right|Two standard hockey pucks.]]
A '''puck''' is a disk used in various types of games serving the same functions as a ball in ball games. The best-known use of pucks is in [[ice hockey]], a major international sport. A slang name for a puck is [[Biscuit]].
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A '''puck''' is a disk used in various types of games serving the same functions as a ball in ball games. The best-known use of pucks is in [[ice hockey]], a major international sport.
   
 
Ice hockey requires a hard disk of vulcanized rubber. A standard ice hockey puck is black, 1 inch thick (25.4&nbsp;mm), 3 inches in diameter (76.2&nbsp;mm), and weighs between 5.5 and 6 ounces (156-170&nbsp;g); some pucks are heavier or lighter than standard ''(see [[#Variations|below]])''. Pucks are often marked with silkscreened team or league logos on one or both faces.<ref name="eNotes" />
 
Ice hockey requires a hard disk of vulcanized rubber. A standard ice hockey puck is black, 1 inch thick (25.4&nbsp;mm), 3 inches in diameter (76.2&nbsp;mm), and weighs between 5.5 and 6 ounces (156-170&nbsp;g); some pucks are heavier or lighter than standard ''(see [[#Variations|below]])''. Pucks are often marked with silkscreened team or league logos on one or both faces.<ref name="eNotes" />

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