What does smoke screen mean?

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smoke screen

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. smoke screen, smokescreen(noun)

    (military) screen consisting of a cloud of smoke that obscures movements

  2. smoke screen, smokescreen(noun)

    an action intended to conceal or confuse or obscure

    "requesting new powers of surveillance is just a smokescreen to hide their failures"

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  1. smoke screen(Noun)

    smokescreen

Freebase

  1. Smoke screen

    A smoke screen is smoke released to mask the movement or location of military units such as infantry, tanks, aircraft or ships. Smoke screens are commonly deployed either by a canister or generated by a vehicle. Whereas smoke screens would originally have been used to hide movement from enemies' line of sight, modern technology means that they are now also available in new forms; they can screen in the infrared as well as visible spectrum of light to prevent detection by infrared sensors or viewers, and also available for vehicles is a superdense form used to prevent laser beams of enemy target designators or range finders on vehicles.

How to pronounce smoke screen?

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How to say smoke screen in sign language?

  1. smokescreen

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of smoke screen in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of smoke screen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of smoke screen in a Sentence

  1. Dorothea Brande:

    The Wright brothers flew through the smoke screen of impossibility.

  2. Brian Castner:

    The civilian death toll weve uncovered in just a handful of strikes suggests the shroud of secrecy surrounding the U.S. role in Somalias war is actually a smoke screen for impunity.

  3. Rachel Hoff:

    After the Pence announcement, I think the question is - is Trump really moderate on gay rights issues? It seems more likely his rhetoric has been a smoke screen, there's no substance behind it. By picking Pence, Trump is signaling his administration may not be any friendlier to the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community.

Images & Illustrations of smoke screen

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