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decoy

Hunting
1. a bird or animal, or an image of one, used to lure game into a trap or within shooting range
2. an enclosed space or large trap, often with a wide funnelled entrance, into which game can be lured for capture

decoy

[′dē‚kȯi]
(ordnance)
An object with reflective characteristics of a target, used in radar deception.
Underwater device which reflects acoustic radiation, used by submarines in the deception of acoustic listening devices and acoustic homing torpedoes.

decoy

An object or action, such as a dummy installation, a flying aircraft, an unmanned aerial vehicle, or a raid, used to attract attention and draw enemy action away from the real target or military operation.
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