The word decoy is a noun. Decoy means (1) something used to lure victims into danger, (2) a beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot).
Decoy is also a verb that means (1) lure or entrap with or as if with a decoy.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word decoy.
For duck hunters who hunted between 1930 and 1980 especially, Wildfowler decoys are the first that come to mind, and they continue to be viewed with a certain nostalgia.
Browse this wood carvings retailer directory to find wood carving retailers in the United States of America. The photograph on this web page depicts a carved wood duck decoy.
Project Honey Pot is a distributed system for identifying spammers and the spambots they use to scrape addresses from websites. It works by having participants add decoy web pages to their web sites that the Project then keeps track of and collates the data to detect robots, spiders, and crawlers. The website explains how the system works and how to participate.
The following articles provide recent decoy-related news.
The large reptiles make decoy nests to distract predators during an oft-ignored behavior following their egg laying, researchers say.
David Waldstein. New York Times. Tuesday, 19 May 2020 22:13:00 +0000.
In an attempt to throw off the invigilators, one of the students involved in the O-level cheating case surrendered a decoy phone at the examination centre before the start of five separate papers he took.
Straits Times. Friday, 20 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0800.
Leonardo Airborne & Space Systems has begun deliveries of its new BriteCloud expendable active decoy (EAD) to the UK Royal Air Force (RAF). ...
Richard Scott, London. Janes 360. Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT.
The following digital image illustrates the word decoy.