Examples of deflection in a Sentence
measuring the angle of deflection
He scored with a deflection off another player's stick.
Recent Examples of deflection from the Web
His shot off a deflection from six meters tied the score at 4-4 with 6:06 left in regulation.
That's a solid deflection, but Tillerson has been in the Trump administration since February -- long enough to see this kind of silliness coming.
Simmonds made a deft deflection of Shayne Gostisbehere’s point drive, sending the puck to Giroux, who scored on a wide-open net from the left side.
Melvin grabbed deflection and returned 21 yards to Cleveland 48.
Cornerback Prince Amukamara wedged in front of Benjamin, knocked the ball into the air and Jackson caught the deflection and was off to the races again.
The Scot's shot was low and on a path toward the left side of the goal, but a deflection sent it into the opposite side of the net for a four-nil final.
McKenzie Milton and Snelson connected again on a 42-yard touchdown pass midway through the third quarter to respond to Austin Peay’s second consecutive touchdown scored off of a defensive deflection.
The beauty of soccer is that the underdog has a chance, that shots can hit the crossbar, that a ball can take a deflection and go in the net, that referees can blow calls.
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First Known Use of deflection
DEFLECTION Defined for English Language Learners
medical Definition of deflection
deflectplay \di-ˈflekt\ verb
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