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Definition of Decoy

Decoy

  1. To lead into danger by artifice; to lure into a net or snare; to entrap; to insnare; to allure; to entice; as, to decoy troops into an ambush; to decoy ducks into a net.
  2. Anything intended to lead into a snare; a lure that deceives and misleads into danger, or into the power of an enemy; a bait.
  3. A fowl, or the likeness of one, used by sportsmen to entice other fowl into a net or within shot.
  4. A place into which wild fowl, esp. ducks, are enticed in order to take or shoot them.
  5. A person employed by officers of justice, or parties exposed to injury, to induce a suspected person to commit an offense under circumstances that will lead to his detection.

Decoy Translations

decoy in Afrikaans is lok
decoy in Dutch is lokken
decoy in Finnish is houkutella
decoy in Norwegian is lokkefugl
decoy in Swedish is bulvan
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