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a mass of dense smoke produced to conceal an area, vessel, or plane from the enemy.
something intended to disguise, conceal, or deceive; camouflage.
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Origin of smoke screen
First recorded in 1910–15
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How to use smoke screen in a sentence
There was no protecting destroyer to lay a friendly smoke screen to shield them from the eyes in the sky.The Lost Warship|Robert Moore Williams
The smoke screen grew denser and taller, mounting toward the balloons.The Long Roll|Mary Johnston
The third method—that of rendering the blockships invisible to the battery—would have entailed the use of a smoke screen.
I thought at the time that this smoke screen was the thickest on record—that opinion was changed later.
Phoebe, therefore, laid out another protective smoke screen and lowered her boat for the rescue work.
British Dictionary definitions for smoke screen
military a cloud of smoke produced by artificial means to obscure movements or positions
something said or done in order to hide the truth
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