Decoy-duck De*coy"-duck`, n. A duck used to lure wild ducks into a decoy; hence, a person employed to lure others into danger. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

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  • decoy duck — lure or bait; duck that serves to allure others into a net; person employed to entice others into danger …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • decoy — ► NOUN 1) a bird or mammal, or an imitation of one, used by hunters to lure game. 2) a person or thing used to mislead or lure someone into a trap. 3) a pond from which narrow netted channels lead, into which wild duck may be enticed for capture …   English terms dictionary

  • decoy — [n] bait, trap allurement, attraction, beard*, blind, blow off*, booster, camouflage, catch, chicane, chicanery, come on, deception, drawing card, ensnarement, enticement, facade, fake, front, imitation, inducement, inveiglement, lure, nark,… …   New thesaurus

  • duck-coy — see ↑decoy • • • Main Entry: ↑duck …   Useful english dictionary

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