WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
deke  (dēk),USA pronunciation v.,  deked, dek•ing, n. [Ice Hockey.]
  1. Sportto deceive (an opponent) by a fake.

  1. Sporta fake or feint intended to deceive a defensive player, often drawing that player out of position.
  • origin, originally Canadian English shortening of decoy 1955–60

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

deke /diːk/ US Canadian n
  1. (esp in ice hockey) the act or an instance of feinting
  1. (esp in ice hockey) to deceive (an opponent) by carrying out a feint
Etymology: 20th Century: shortened from decoy

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