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deke

[deek]Ice Hockey.
verb (used with object), deked, dek·ing.
  1. to deceive (an opponent) by a fake.
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noun
  1. a fake or feint intended to deceive a defensive player, often drawing that player out of position.
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Origin of deke

First recorded in 1955–60; orig. Canadian E shortening of decoy
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British Dictionary definitions for deking

deke

noun
  1. (esp in ice hockey) the act or an instance of feinting
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verb
  1. (esp in ice hockey) to deceive (an opponent) by carrying out a feint
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Word Origin

C20: shortened from decoy
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Word Origin and History for deking

deke

n.

1960, ice hockey slang for a quick feinting move, short for decoy. The verb is attested from 1961.

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