Origin of deflect
OTHER WORDS FROM deflectde·flect·a·ble, adjectivede·flec·tor, noun
How to use deflect in a sentence
For weeks, we practiced the Czech incantations that would deflect the Devil.I brought my kids to the Devil for Christmas. And they’re fine. Right?|Petula Dvorak|December 17, 2020|Washington Post
“At bottom, the court finds that defendants’ proffered justifications are nothing more than thinly veiled post-hoc rationales to deflect from the discriminatory impact of the policy,” he wrote in the ruling.Federal judge rules Ohio birth certificate policy is unconstitutional|Parker Purifoy|December 16, 2020|Washington Blade
Understanding the characteristics and motion of near-Earth asteroids helps determine which ones might pose a danger to Earth — and how they could be safely deflected.Here are 10 of Arecibo’s coolest achievements|Maria Temming|December 7, 2020|Science News
Dark matter peculiarly does not emit, reflect, or absorb light, though it deflects it.Five Scientists on the Heroes Who Changed Their Lives - Issue 93: Forerunners|Alan Lightman, Hope Jahren, Robert Sapolsky,|December 2, 2020|Nautilus
Four plays later, Randy Bullock’s 58-yard field goal attempt as time expired in the first half deflected off the right upright.Four takeaways from Washington’s 20-9 win over the Bengals|Scott Allen|November 22, 2020|Washington Post
Any time a politician feels the need to pat himself on the back that much, you should immediately raise your BS deflector shields.Pawlenty's Uncourageous Stand Against Ethanol|Michael Tomasky|May 24, 2011|DAILY BEAST
He constructed in 1834 an improved form of deflector dipping needle.
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
The survival of this method of building a wall, if survival it be, may be seen in the deflector of kiva K.
Circular or rectangular rooms with rounded corners, without pilasters, fireplace, or deflector.
The deep banquette is situated above the flue back of the deflector.