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Definition of cloak noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a type of coat that has no sleeves, fastens at the neck, and hangs loosely from the shoulders, worn especially in the past
  2. 2[singular] (literary) a thing that hides or covers someone or something They left under the cloak of darkness. The author prefers to hide behind a cloak of anonymity.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cloak

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