Definitions for stalking-horse

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. stalking-horse(noun)

    a candidate put forward to divide the Opposition or to mask the true candidate

  2. pretext, stalking-horse(noun)

    something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason

  3. stalking-horse(noun)

    screen consisting of a figure of a horse behind which a hunter hides while stalking game

  4. stalking-horse(noun)

    a horse behind which a hunter hides while stalking game

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Stalking-horse(noun)

    a horse, or a figure resembling a horse, behind which a hunter conceals himself from the game he is aiming to kill

  2. Stalking-horse(noun)

    fig.: Something used to cover up a secret project; a mask; a pretense

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