Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To deceive (an opponent) in ice hockey by a fake: deked the goalie with a move from left to right.
  • n. A fake, intended to deceive a member of an opposing team.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A feint, fake, or other move made by the player with the puck to deceive a goaltender or other defender.
  • n. A series of feints, fakes, or other moves made by the player with the puck to deceive a goaltender or other defender.
  • n. A quick detour.
  • v. To avoid, go around, or dodge an object, person, or conversation topic; often by using trickery.
  • v. To execute a deke.

Etymologies

Short for decoy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Canadian. From decoy (Wiktionary)

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  • 1. n. (in hockey) A move intended to deceive the opponent.
    2. v. (Canada) To avoid, go around, or dodge an object, person, or conversation topic; often by using trickery.

    September 3, 2008