Meaning of DECOY in English

n. & v.


1. a a person or thing used to lure an animal or person into a trap or danger. b a bait or enticement.

2 a pond with narrow netted arms into which wild duck may be tempted in order to catch them. (often foll. by into, out of) allure or entice, esp. by means of a decoy.

Etymology: 17th c.: perh. f. Du. de kooi the decoy f. de THE + kooi f. L cavea cage

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.