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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A mass of dense artificial smoke used to conceal military areas or operations from an enemy.
  • noun An action or statement used to conceal actual plans or intentions.

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  • noun Alternative form of smoke screen.

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  • noun (military) screen consisting of a cloud of smoke that obscures movements
  • noun an action intended to conceal or confuse or obscure

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