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  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"


  1. smokescreen(Noun)

    Smoke used as a disguise, mask or cover, as of troops in battle.

  2. smokescreen(Noun)

    Anything used metaphorically to conceal or distract.

    All that talk is just a smokescreen to disguise the fact that he has nothing to say.

  3. Origin: From smoke + screen


  1. Smokescreen

    Smokescreen is the name of several different fictional characters in the Transformers universes.

How to pronounce smokescreen?

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How to say smokescreen in sign language?

  1. smokescreen


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of smokescreen in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of smokescreen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of smokescreen in a Sentence

  1. Jackie Speier:

    This was all a smokescreen to cancel a public hearing, as far as I'm concerned, that's obstruction of justice.

  2. Andrew Morgan:

    We have to get past the smokescreen, we have to change the system, the message is not to people to stop buying or to stop loving the things you wear but ... to slow down the endless treadmill of buying disposable, cheap clothing.

Images & Illustrations of smokescreen

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