Dictionary > English Dictionary > Definition, synonym and antonym of smokescreen
Meaning of smokescreen by Wiktionary Dictionary


    Alternative forms


    From smoke + screen


    smokescreen ( plural: smokescreens )

    1. Smoke used as a disguise, mask or cover, as of troops in battle .
    2. Anything used metaphorically to conceal or distract .
      All that talk is just a smokescreen to disguise the fact that he has nothing to say .

    smoke screen

    By Wiktionary ( 2009/11/26 16:42 UTC Version )


    smoke screen ( plural: smoke screens )

    1. smokescreen

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Explanation of smokescreen by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. an action intended to conceal or confuse or obscure

    2. requesting new powers of surveillance is just a smokescreen to hide their failures
    3. screen consisting of a cloud of smoke that obscures movements