from The Century Dictionary.

  • Turned aside or from a direct line or course; specifically, in botany and zoology, bent abruptly downward.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Turned aside; deviating from a direct line or course.
  • adjective Bent downward; deflexed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of deflect.


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  • Bill Guerin deflected Sergei Gonchar's slap shot from the right point past Jaroslav Halak with 1: 24 remaining to draw Pittsburgh within one.

    Canadiens beat Penguins, force Game 7

  • The Canadiens captain deflected Mathieu Schneider's point shot past Dwayne Roloson for the winner after he tied it with 4: 35 left in regulation on a goal that required a lengthy video review.

  • Semin deflected Mike Green's point shot past Halak 7: 59 in to put Washington up 1-0.

  • Sedin deflected a long shot by Mattias Ohlund from beyond the left circle.

  • Evgeni Malkin deflected Sidney Crosby's one-timer from the right point on a Pittsburgh power play with 1: 41 remaining to finish a frantic comeback, and the Penguins rallied from a three-goal deficit against the Rangers for a 5-4 victory in their second-round playoff series opener Friday night.

  • Just 42 seconds after Brylin deflected in a slap shot from Elias to give the Devils a 3-2 lead, Richards tied it with a shot that went between Lukowich's legs and past Brodeur. - Hockey - New Jersey vs. Philadelphia

  • The Canucks added to their lead on the power play just two minutes into the second, after Sedin deflected a point shot out of the air into the top corner past Markkanen. - Hockey - Vancouver vs. Edmonton

  • Just 16 seconds after Sanderson scored, Oleg Saprykin deflected Regehr's point shot down and between the pads of rookie Alex Auld.

  • Defenseman Brian Rafalski threw the puck on net from the right point and Brylin deflected it past Biron.

    NHL - National Hockey League - New Jersey vs. Buffalo

  • Brendan Morrison took a slap shot from above the slot that Sedin deflected past Fernandez's glove for his first goal in 23 games dating back to last season.

    NHL - National Hockey League - Vancouver vs. Minnesota


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