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Definitions and Synonyms of stalking-horse | Another word for stalking-horse | What is stalking-horse?

Definition 1: a horse behind which a hunter hides while stalking game - [noun denoting animal]

(stalking-horse is a kind of ...) solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times

Definition 2: screen consisting of a figure of a horse behind which a hunter hides while stalking game - [noun denoting artifact]

(stalking-horse is a kind of ...) a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something

"a screen of trees afforded privacy" "under cover of darkness" "the brush provided a covert for game" "the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background"

Definition 3: something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for stalking-horse in the sense of this definition

(stalking-horse is a kind of ...) pretending with intention to deceive

(... is a kind of stalking-horse ) a pretext for delay or inaction

Definition 4: a candidate put forward to divide the Opposition or to mask the true candidate - [noun denoting person]

(stalking-horse is a kind of ...) a politician who is running for public office

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