Meaning of DEFLECTION in English

DEFLECTION

[noun]The second goal was from a deflection (= a change of direction) off the Liverpool captain. [C]The goalkeeper's excuse was that ball took a deflection (off a defender's leg). [C]The journalists were frustrated by her constant deflection (= avoidance) of their questions. [U]

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.