Meaning of stalking-horse
Pronunciation: (stô"king-hôrs"), [key]
- a horse, or a figure of a horse, behind which a hunter hides in stalking game.
- anything put forward to mask plans or efforts; pretext.
- a political candidate used to conceal the candidacy of a more important figure or to draw votes from and cause the defeat of a rival.
- stalking-horse (Thesaurus)