What is smoke screen?

  • (noun): (military) screen consisting of a cloud of smoke that obscures movements.
    Synonyms: smokescreen
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Smoke Screen

A smoke screen is smoke released to mask the movement or location of military units such as infantry, tanks, aircraft or ships.

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Smoke Screen - Tactics - Slang
... There is also a known use of the word "Smoke" as a slang for speech or text that is large in volume but with little actual useful content ... For example, John said "I need to fine tune my smoke screen ability.. ...

More definitions of "smoke screen":

  • (noun): An action intended to conceal or confuse or obscure.
    Synonyms: smokescreen

Famous quotes containing the words screen and/or smoke:

    We like the chase better than the quarry.... And those who philosophize on the matter, and who think men unreasonable for spending a whole day in chasing a hare which they would not have bought, scarce know our nature. The hare in itself would not screen us from the sight of death and calamities; but the chase, which turns away our attention from these, does screen us.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)

    Whether there be any such moral principles, wherein all men do agree, I appeal to any, who have been but moderately conversant in the history of mankind, and looked abroad beyond the smoke of their own chimneys. Where is that practical truth, that is universally received without doubt or question, as it must be, if innate?
    John Locke (1632–1704)