- The action or process of deflecting or being deflected: the deflection of the light beam [count noun]: his volley took a deflection off a United defenderMore example sentences
- Six minutes after his arrival Cole got possession and fired a shot that took a deflection off the unlucky City defender Martin Taylor on its way to goal.
- Brighton won through a header by Adam Virgo that took a deflection off defender Clarke Carlisle past Neil Sullivan.
- The winners took the lead as early as the 7th minute with a powerful shot that took a deflection on its way to the net.
early 17th century: from late Latin deflexio(n-), from deflectere 'bend away' (see deflect).