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Synonyms of stalking-horse

Noun


1. stalking-horse, campaigner, candidate, nominee

usage: a candidate put forward to divide the Opposition or to mask the true candidate

2. pretext, stalking-horse, pretense, pretence, feigning, dissembling

usage: something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason

3. stalking-horse, screen, cover, covert, concealment

usage: screen consisting of a figure of a horse behind which a hunter hides while stalking game

4. stalking-horse, horse, Equus caballus

usage: a horse behind which a hunter hides while stalking game

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