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smoke·screen

or smoke screen  (smōk′skrēn′)
n.
1. A mass of dense artificial smoke used to conceal military areas or operations from an enemy.
2. An action or statement used to conceal actual plans or intentions.

smoke screen

n
1. (Military) military a cloud of smoke produced by artificial means to obscure movements or positions
2. something said or done in order to hide the truth

smoke′ screen`


n.
1. a mass of dense smoke produced to conceal an area, vessel, or plane from the enemy.
2. something intended to disguise, conceal, or deceive.
[1910–15]

smoke screen

A cloud of smoke used to conceal ground maneuver, obstacle breaching, recovery operations, and amphibious assault operations as well as key assembly areas, supply routes, and logistic facilities.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.smoke screen - (military) screen consisting of a cloud of smoke that obscures movementssmoke screen - (military) screen consisting of a cloud of smoke that obscures movements
screen - a protective covering consisting of netting; can be mounted in a frame; "they put screens in the windows for protection against insects"; "a metal screen protected the observers"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
2.smoke screen - an action intended to conceal or confuse or obscure; "requesting new powers of surveillance is just a smokescreen to hide their failures"
concealing, hiding, concealment - the activity of keeping something secret
Translations

smoke screen

n (Mil) (fig) → cortina fumogena
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