What does the word puff mean?

Usage examples for puff

  1. Twenty minutes later another puff of smoke, followed by a second report, excited the attention of an officer on the deck of the loyal ship. – A Victorious Union SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat by Oliver Optic
  2. It's long since I've had the price Of a clay in my pouch: and I'm half- dead for a puff. – Krindlesyke by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
  3. So saying, he handed the paper to Harris, who, taking it with some difficulty, having to lean far out because of a ditch between himself and Brookhouse, lost his hold upon it, and a light puff of wind sent it directly into my face. – Out of a Labyrinth by Lawrence L. Lynch