Nouns (5)

stalking-horse
n. a horse behind which a hunter hides while stalking game
stalking-horse
n. screen consisting of a figure of a horse behind which a hunter hides while stalking game
stalking-horse, pretext
n. something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason
stalking-horse
n. a candidate put forward to divide the Opposition or to mask the true candidate

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Fuzzynyms (7)

feint
n. any distracting or deceptive maneuver (as a mock attack)
mask
n. activity that tries to conceal something; "no mask could conceal his ignorance"; "they moved in under a mask of friendship"
veneering, veneer
n. coating consisting of a thin layer of superior wood glued to a base of inferior wood
excuse
n. a note explaining an absence; "he had to get his mother to write an excuse for him"
window dressing, facade
n. a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant

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