a quick, deceptive movement made so as to elude an opponent
Origin of dekefrom dec(oy) (transitive verbintransitive verb)
transitive verbdeked, dek′ing or deke′ing
to make such a movement against (an opponent)
transitive verbdeked, 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.
Origin of dekeShort for decoy
(third-person singular simple present dekes, present participle deking, simple past and past participle deked)
- (Canada) To avoid, go around, or dodge an object, person, or conversation topic; often by using trickery.
- (in hockey) To execute a deke.
Canadian. From decoy