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.
- A living or artificial bird or other animal used to entice game into a trap or within shooting range.
- An enclosed place, such as a pond, into which wildfowl are lured for capture.
- A means used to mislead or lead into danger.
- To lure or entrap by or as if by a decoy. See Synonyms at lure.