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
Marcus Williams nearly made a diving interception on the deflection.
This followed Simon’s interception against of the Detroit Lions’ Matthew Stafford off Davis’ pass deflection on Detroit’s opening possession during Week 1 of the preseason.
Forward Wilson Kneeshaw took advantage of a deflection in the box in the 14th minute.
Or that his deflection in the second extra period at his team’s 5-yard line was part of the defensive stand that set up the winning touchdown.
During his career, the former West Jefferson standout has accounted for 133 total tackles, 33 pass deflections, three forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and 10 interceptions (tied for eighth in school history).
But Martinique, a French overseas department, tied the score on a pair of goals by Kevin Parsemain, the first a long-range shot that went past goalkeeper Brad Guzan on a bounce and the second a pass that hit Parsemain and went in on the deflection.
By his senior year, the coaching staff asked if he, by hand, could track advanced hustle stats like deflections and chart who defended each shot.
His chance, with plenty of help from a deflection, nearly looped into the upper 90, only to miss and go out for a corner.
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First Known Use of deflection
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Definition of deflection for English Language Learners
: the act of changing or causing something to change direction
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