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Stalking-horse

Stalk´ing-horse`   Pronunciation: stạk´ĭng-hôrs`
n.1.A horse, or a figure resembling a horse, behind which a hunter conceals himself from the game he is aiming to kill.
2.Something used to cover up a secret project; a mask; a pretense.
Hypocrisy is the devil's stalking-horse under an affectation of simplicity and religion.
- L'Estrange.
Noun1.stalking-horse - a candidate put forward to divide the opposition or to mask the true candidate
2.stalking-horse - something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason
Synonyms: pretext
3.stalking-horse - screen consisting of a figure of a horse behind which a hunter hides while stalking game
4.stalking-horse - a horse behind which a hunter hides while stalking game
campaigner, candidate, nominee
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