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Definition of "smokescreen" [smokescreen]

  • Smoke used as a disguise, mask or cover, as of troops in battle. (noun)
  • Anything used metaphorically to conceal or distract. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "smokescreen" in a sentence
  • "In a clarification issued here on Tuesday, in the context of what he described as the smokescreen being created over the issue by the Opposition with political motives, the Minister said TECOM made the demand only at the time when the lease deed had to be re-registered due to technical reasons."
  • "I've got to think this is a McCain smokescreen to divert attention from the real issue here: how and why McCain selected this tyro."
  • "The Republicans think their own pathetic smokescreen is too strong."