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Definition of Decoy

Decoy
Decoy De*coy", n. 1. Anything intended to lead into a snare; a lure that deceives and misleads into danger, or into the power of an enemy; a bait. 2. A fowl, or the likeness of one, used by sportsmen to entice other fowl into a net or within shot. 3. A place into which wild fowl, esp. ducks, are enticed in order to take or shoot them. 4. A person employed by officers of justice, or parties exposed to injury, to induce a suspected person to commit an offense under circumstances that will lead to his detection.

Meaning of Decoy from wikipedia

- A decoy (derived from the Dutch de kooi, literally "the cage" or possibly ende kooi, "duck cage") is usually a person, device, or event which resembles...
- Look up decoy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. A decoy is a person, device, or event meant to distract. Decoy or Decoys may also refer to: Decoy (1934...
- A sonar decoy is a device for decoying sonar. Most are released from submarines to act as a false target. The first submarine decoys were the German Bold...
- The Decoy is the name of a number of films: The Decoy (1914 film) The Decoy (1915 film) The Decoy (1916 film) The Decoy (1918 film) The Decoy (2006 film)...
- A flare or decoy flare is an aerial infrared countermeasure used by a plane or helicopter to counter an infrared homing ("heat-s****ing") surface-to-air...
- The Decoy Bride is a 2011 British romantic comedy film written by comedian Sally Phillips and Neil Jaworski, and starring David Tennant, Alice Eve and...
- Decoy is a 1984 album by jazz musician Miles Davis, recorded in 1983. Keyboardist Robert Irving III and guitarist John Scofield wrote or co-wrote most...
- A decoy receptor is a receptor that is able to recognize and bind specific growth factors or cytokines efficiently, but is not structurally able to signal...
- Within quantum cryptography, the Decoy state quantum key distribution (QKD) protocol is the most widely implemented QKD scheme. Practical QKD systems...
- In chess, decoying is the tactic of luring a piece, usually the king or queen, onto a particular square through the means of a sacrifice on that square...