Definition of decoy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    decoy

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈdikɔɪ//
     
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  1. 1an animal or a bird, or a model of one, that attracts other animals or birds, especially so that they can be shot by people who are hunting them
  2. 2a thing or a person that is used to trick someone into doing what you want them to do; going where you want them to go, etc.
NAmE//dɪˈkɔɪ//
 
verb decoy something