What does stalking-horse mean?

Definitions for stalking-horse

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word stalking-horse.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stalking-horsenoun

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

  2. pretext, stalking-horsenoun

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

  3. stalking-horsenoun

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

  4. stalking-horsenoun

    a horse behind which a hunter hides while stalking game

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stalking-horsenoun

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

  2. Stalking-horsenoun

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

How to pronounce stalking-horse?

How to say stalking-horse in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stalking-horse in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stalking-horse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of stalking-horse in a Sentence

  1. Robert Ray:

    If anyone thinks these dangling investigations are going to be a stalking horse for a continuation of the Mueller investigation, they're dreaming.

  2. Kevin Starke:

    I think the bondholders will move to have the judge prevent Sciens from being the stalking horse.

Images & Illustrations of stalking-horse

  1. stalking-horsestalking-horsestalking-horsestalking-horsestalking-horse

Translations for stalking-horse

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for stalking-horse »


Find a translation for the stalking-horse definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:

Discuss these stalking-horse definitions with the community:



    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


    "stalking-horse." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 24 Oct. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/stalking-horse>.

    Are we missing a good definition for stalking-horse? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a words master?

    destroy completely
    • A. signify
    • B. demolish
    • C. embark
    • D. attend

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for stalking-horse: