decoy

Part of speech: verb

To entice, as into a snare; draw on so as to entrap.

Part of speech: noun

One who or that which decoys; a lure.

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Usage examples "decoy":

  1. He was there early- long before the hour named in the decoy. - "Jane Cable", George Barr McCutcheon.
  2. The girl was a decoy. - "The Double Spy", 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", R.M. Ballantyne.