Translation of decoy in Spanish:


señuelo, n.

Pronunciation /ˈdiˌkɔɪ/ /ˈdiːkɔɪ/ /dɪˈkɔɪ/ /dəˈkɔɪ/

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  • 1

    (lure, diversion)
    señuelo masculine
    to act as a decoy hacer / servir de señuelo
    • So, unless the unlikely happened and they split up, the dot he was heading towards was a decoy and possibly a trap.
    • That whole wing of the base was nothing but an elaborate decoy designed to trap invaders.
    • Your Majesty, though a large force has been assembled in the South, it is but a decoy, to lure us away from our target.
    • The captain, with the help of his men, came up with a plan to set off a decoy to lure the fighters away from us in hopes that we could break free.
    • Harder to discuss, the memory of young men sent out as decoys to trick the troops into stopping.
    • They realize it is a she-wolf who is acting as a decoy to lure the dogs away from camp so that they can be eaten by the wolf pack.
    • Deception and decoys, digging in and waiting for the storm to pass - what every Yugoslav commander learnt to do when Tito's Yugoslavia feared a Soviet attack.
    • He would send out decoys who would lure the unwary into crap games and then he would swoop down and grab them.
    • They fought back by destroying their own bases and and any who tried to escape the decoys.
    • That was the plan, and it relied on the enemy being distracted by their decoys.
    • The con happened a week after a nine-year-old boy was used as a decoy in three distraction burglaries in Kendal and Windermere, during which wallets and purses were stolen.
    • And is that $400 bribe a decoy / distraction to make us look the other way?
    • Additionally, intelligence sources suspected them of setting off beacons as tactical deception decoys.
    • When threatened, the octopus can squirt out ink as a decoy to distract its predator and allowing the octopus to escape.
    • Since 1972, decoy traps baited with seeds and live cowbirds have been set out across the warbler's breeding grounds.
    • Supporters counter that it is no more unfair than using bird calls and decoys to attract birds or using baited hooks to catch fish.
    • The net was being controlled by someone in a nearby hut who was able to pull the string to make the decoy attract other birds.
    • Brandon also had a room which meant we were only some 10 miles from Havre De Grace which is a delightful historic town which has many sites of interest including a Duck decoy museum!
    • Their tendency to roost in tight flocks and be easily attracted to decoys may have made them vulnerable to market hunters, who had a significant impact on the population.
    • The decoy bird must be provided with adequate food, water, shelter and a perch for the entire period during which it is used.
    • The commercial, or ‘market,’ hunters at that time used large rigs of finely crafted decoys to attract a smaller and more wary pool of waterfowl.
    • A major percentage of turkey hunters today hunt with decoys, and it's big business.
    • He began making bird decoys when he was thirteen in Birds Landing, California.
    • A friend and top-notch guide named Kim Martin used to repaint his duck decoys before each season.
    • More than 150 craftspeople, including makers of violins, baskets, and duck decoys, travel from all over Britain to take part in the event.
    • Who knew that duck decoys could go for such astronomical prices?
    • The site is a great resource for waterfowlers, offering expert guidance on critical issues like duck calling, decoys, and retrievers.
    • Using the foot peg, the base is driven into the mud in a shallow area, such that the duck decoy flies conspicuously above the water.
    • We collected scaup with a shotgun by sneaking or spotlighting at night to avoid potential collection biases associated with using decoys or baiting.
    • Successful seabird colonies were established based on this concept, and by using decoys and song playbacks, other potential areas could become attractive after a disturbance, natural or otherwise.
    • For example, the waterfowler laboring across a muddy marsh and toting a sack of decoys has no business with a loaded gun in his hand or over his shoulder.
    • Volunteers are planning to make decoys and place them on the island to attract roseate terns in time for next year's nesting season.
    • Eventually, all four gobblers were standing in a small space - the only place I couldn't see - about 20 yards from the hen decoy.
    • The birds never alarmed while the decoy was placed or removed, but did so during nest visits, so we believe that disturbance due to the observer was negligible.
    • Nothing sets up a capsize like a hunter, jacket pockets full of shotgun shells, leaning over the edge of a low-freeboard duck boat laying out decoys with his dog eagerly leaning next to him.
  • 2

    (in hunting)
    señuelo masculine
    reclamo masculine

transitive verb

  • 1

    atraer con señuelo