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to fake an opponent out of position, as in ice hockey
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tr.v. deked, dek·ing, dekes
To deceive (an opponent) in ice hockey by a fake: deked the goalie with a move from left to right.
A fake, intended to deceive a member of an opposing team in ice hockey.
[Short for decoy.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Hockey (Field & Ice)) (esp in ice hockey) the act or an instance of feinting
(Hockey (Field & Ice)) (esp in ice hockey) to deceive (an opponent) by carrying out a feint
[C20: shortened from decoy]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
v. deked, dek•ing,
n. Sports. v.t.
1. to deceive (an opponent) by a fake.n.
2. a fake or feint intended to deceive a defensive player, often drawing that player out of position.
[1955–60; orig. Canadian E shortening of decoy]
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