deke

[ deek ]

verb (used with object),deked, dek·ing.
  1. to deceive (an opponent) by a fake.

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

Origin of deke

1
First recorded in 1955–60; originally a Canadian English shortening of decoy

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British Dictionary definitions for deke

deke

/ (diːk) US and Canadian sport /


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

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

Origin of deke

1
C20: shortened from decoy

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