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What's "decoy" mean?


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A "decoy" is a fake that is meant to be a substitute for the real thing, usually used to deceive, trick, or trap others. Hunters often use decoy (fake) birds to attract other animals they wish to hunt. Ex: Don't be fooled! He's just a decoy. Ex: The hunter placed many decoy ducks around the woods.

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