What does the word decoy mean?

Usage examples for decoy

  1. He was there early- long before the hour named in the decoy. – Jane Cable by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. The girl was a decoy. – The Double Spy by Dan T. Moore
  3. On this occasion Barret acted the part of a decoy, all unwittingly to that eagle or to MacRummle. – The Eagle Cliff by R.M. Ballantyne