Definition of 'decoy'
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Without wooden duck decoys for the birds to flock to, though, this wouldn’t have been possible. Smithsonian Mag (2017)England's really slick play this autumn has been based on tying up defenders with decoy runners and then getting outside the opposition with some crisp passing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Wales must therefore deploy the option of using him as a decoy runner. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He puts his head down and runs the decoy lines. Times, Sunday Times (2015)His decoy runs opened up space for others to play in. The Sun (2013)Another tactic England must redress is the long pass thrown behind the decoy runners. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I would like to introduce you to the concept of the decoy kitchen. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'decoy'
British English: decoy NOUN
If you refer to something or someone as a decoy, you mean that they are intended to attract people's attention and deceive them.
A plane was waiting at the airport with its engines running but this was just one of the decoys.
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