[ deek ]
/ dik /
Ice Hockey.

verb (used with object), deked, dek·ing.

to deceive (an opponent) by a fake.


a fake or feint intended to deceive a defensive player, often drawing that player out of position.

Origin of deke

First recorded in 1955–60; orig. Canadian E shortening of decoy

Definition for deke (2 of 2)

[ sleyt-n ]
/ ˈsleɪt n /


Donald KentDeke, 1924–1993, U.S. astronaut. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for deke

/ (diːk) US and Canadian sport /


(esp in ice hockey) the act or an instance of feinting


(esp in ice hockey) to deceive (an opponent) by carrying out a feint

Word Origin for deke

C20: shortened from decoy
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