verb (used with or without object)
Origin of deflect
Examples from the Web for deflector
There are remains of eight roof pilasters, a central fireplace, a deflector, and a ventilator shaft in the kiva.Aztec Ruins National Monument--New Mexico|John M. Corbett
Beneath the mixer was a hopper provided with a deflector which directed the concrete to right or left as desired.Concrete Construction|Halbert P. Gillette
It's hot inside a deflector screen and they'd get their uniforms all sweaty and out of press.The Best Made Plans|Everett B. Cole
Wiley, who had been peering into the recesses of the Deflector, was fumbling in an exploratory fashion at its fittings.
They found him still working at the Deflector, from whose interior once more a strange rat-tat-tat was issuing.
British Dictionary definitions for deflector
Word Origin for deflect
Word Origin and History for deflector
1550s, from Latin deflectere "to bend (something) aside or downward," from de- "away" (see de-) + flectere "to bend" (see flexible). Originally transitive, the intransitive sense is first recorded 1640s. Related: Deflected; deflecting.