Stalking-horse Definition

stôkĭng-hôrs
stalking-horses
noun
stalking-horses
Something used to cover one's true purpose; a decoy.
American Heritage
Anything used to disguise or conceal intentions, schemes, or activities; blind.
Webster's New World
A horse, or a figure of a horse, used as cover by a hunter stalking game.
Webster's New World
A person whose candidacy is advanced temporarily to conceal the actual choice or to divide the opposition.
Webster's New World
A canvas screen made in the figure of a horse, used for similar concealment.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Stalking-horse

Noun

Singular:
stalking-horse
Plural:
stalking-horses

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