Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To deceive (an opponent) in ice hockey by a fake.
  • noun A fake, intended to deceive a member of an opposing team in ice hockey.

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

Etymologies

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

[Short for decoy.]

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Canadian. From decoy

Examples

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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