deke definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To deceive (an opponent) in ice hockey by a fake: deked the goalie with a move from remaining to right.
  • noun:
    • A fake, meant to deceive a part of an opposing team.
    • A feint, fake, or any other move made by the player with all the puck to deceive a goaltender or any other defender.
    • A series of feints, fakes, or other moves created by the player with the puck to deceive a goaltender or other defender.
    • A quick detour.
  • verb:
    • in order to avoid, go around, or dodge an object, person, or conversation subject; frequently by utilizing trickery.
    • To perform a deke.

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