HyperDic: stalking-horse

English > 4 senses of the word stalking-horse:
NOUNperson stalking-horsea candidate put forward to divide the Opposition or to mask the true candidate
communicationstalking-horse, pretextsomething serving to conceal plans
artifactstalking-horsescreen consisting of a figure of a horse behind which a hunter hides while stalking game
animalstalking-horsea horse behind which a hunter hides / hides while stalking game
English > stalking-horse: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA candidate put forward to divide the Opposition or to mask the true candidate.
Broadercampaigner, candidate, nomineeA politician who is running for public office
Spanishardid, treta
English > stalking-horse: 4 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningSomething serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason.
Synonympretext
NarrowerputoffA pretext for delay or inaction
Broaderpretense, pretence, feigning, dissemblingpretending with intention to deceive / deceive
Spanishachaque, asidero, cubierta, pretexto
Catalanagafador, agafall, cobertora, pretext
English > stalking-horse: 4 senses > noun 3, artifact
Meaningscreen consisting of a figure of a horse behind which a hunter hides while stalking game.
Broaderscreen, cover, covert, concealmentA covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
English > stalking-horse: 4 senses > noun 4, animal
MeaningA horse behind which a hunter hides / hides while stalking game.
Broaderhorse, Equus caballussolid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times

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