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smoke screen

noun
1.
a mass of dense smoke produced to conceal an area, vessel, or plane from the enemy.
2.
something intended to disguise, conceal, or deceive; camouflage.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15
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British Dictionary definitions for smoke screen

smoke screen

noun
1.
(military) a cloud of smoke produced by artificial means to obscure movements or positions
2.
something said or done in order to hide the truth
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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