Definition of deke in English:


Syllabification: deke
Pronunciation: /dēk
Ice Hockey


  • A deceptive movement or feint that induces an opponent to move out of position.
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    • Since you have independent control of both the stick/puck and the skater's body and momentum, you have to manage both to pull of an effective deke move.
    • One-timers are easier to execute, as are dekes.
    • The system uses combinations of moves on the right analog stick or both analog sticks in unison (to shoot while deking) to produce a specific deke result.


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  • Draw (a player) out of position by performing a deke.
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    • The crowd was on its feet with a roar as she spun counterclockwise, deked out the goaltender, snapped the puck home at an impossible angle, and slid back-first into the boards on her rear.
    • His spin moves, particularly down low, have left defenders standing alone and goaltenders deked out of their skates.
    • He deked and ball faked and muscled his way past every last one.


1960s: shortened form of decoy.

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