Translation of "decoy" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈdiː.kɔɪ/ us

something or someone used to trick or confuse other people or animals into doing something, especially something dangerous

They used a girl hitch-hiker as the decoy to get him to stop.
decoy verb uk /dɪˈkɔɪ/ us

(Translation of “decoy” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈdiːkoi/

anything intended to lead someone or something into a trap

cebo, señuelo
Kate also acted as a decoy on horseback, leading the police astray when they tried to locate her brothers.

(Translation of “decoy” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)