Definitions for stalking-horse
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a horse, or a figure of a horse, behind which a hunter hides in stalking game.
anything used to mask one's true plans; pretext.
a political candidate put forth to conceal the candidacy of another person or to draw votes from a rival.
Origin of stalking-horse:
a candidate put forward to divide the Opposition or to mask the true candidate
something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason
screen consisting of a figure of a horse behind which a hunter hides while stalking game
a horse behind which a hunter hides while stalking game
a horse, or a figure resembling a horse, behind which a hunter conceals himself from the game he is aiming to kill
fig.: Something used to cover up a secret project; a mask; a pretense
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