from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having the arms curved or curled at the base so as to turn towards the archer when unstrung, reducing the strain on the limbs and also the energy stored by the weapon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To turn aside; deflect; specifically, in zoology, to bend down.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Great Plains 'Plainsman Longbow, with reflex-deflex design, cocobolo risers, and red cedar and elm limbs, is efficient and beautiful.

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  • A 3-D overlay treatment of the distinctive Nike Pro Combat deflex pattern on Peterson’s skin is symbolic of an implied transformational experience for athletes who wear the product, and creates a visually compelling closing to the ad. m-kay.

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