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English noun: stalking-horse

1. stalking-horse (person) a candidate put forward to divide the Opposition or to mask the true candidate


Broader (hypernym)campaigner, candidate, nominee

2. stalking-horse (communication) something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason


Synonymspretext


Broader (hypernym)dissembling, feigning, pretence, pretense


Narrower (hyponym)putoff

3. stalking-horse (artifact) screen consisting of a figure of a horse behind which a hunter hides while stalking game


Broader (hypernym)concealment, cover, covert, screen

4. stalking-horse (animal) a horse behind which a hunter hides while stalking game


Broader (hypernym)Equus caballus, horse









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