verb (used with object), deked, dek·ing.
- to deceive (an opponent) by a fake.
- a fake or feint intended to deceive a defensive player, often drawing that player out of position.
- Donald KentDeke, 1924–1993, U.S. astronaut.
- (esp in ice hockey) the act or an instance of feinting
- (esp in ice hockey) to deceive (an opponent) by carrying out a feint
1960, ice hockey slang for a quick feinting move, short for decoy. The verb is attested from 1961.