Definition of smokescreen noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    smokescreen

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈsməʊkskriːn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsmoʊkskriːn//
     
    Conflict
     
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  1. 1something that you do or say in order to hide what you are really doing or intending
  2. 2a cloud of smoke used to hide soldiers, ships, etc. during a battle See related entries: Conflict
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: smokescreen