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deke

Syllabification: deke
Pronunciation: /dēk
 
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Ice Hockey

Definition of deke in English:

noun

A deceptive movement or feint that induces an opponent to move out of position.
Example sentences
  • 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.

verb

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Draw (a player) out of position by performing a deke.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

1960s: shortened form of decoy.

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