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Noun: smokescreen  'smowk,skreen
  1. (military) screen consisting of a cloud of smoke that obscures movements
    - smoke screen
     
  2. An action intended to conceal, confuse or obscure
    "requesting new powers of surveillance is just a smokescreen to hide their failures";
    - smoke screen

Derived forms: smoke screens, smokescreens

Type of: concealing, concealment, hiding, screen

Encyclopedia: Smokescreen