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English noun: Trojan horse

1. Trojan horse (group) a subversive group that supports the enemy and engages in espionage or sabotage; an enemy in your midst

Synonymsfifth column

Broader (hypernym)social unit, unit

Member holonymfifth columnist, saboteur

2. trojan horse (communication) a program that appears desirable but actually contains something harmful

SamplesThe contents of a trojan can be a virus or a worm.
When he downloaded the free game it turned out to be a trojan horse.


Broader (hypernym)malevolent program

3. Trojan Horse (artifact) a large hollow wooden figure of a horse (filled with Greek soldiers) left by the Greeks outside Troy during the Trojan War

SynonymsWooden Horse

Instance hypernymfigure

Domain regionEllas, Greece, Hellenic Republic

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