[staw-king-hawrs] /ˌstɔ kɪŋˌhɔrs/
a horse, or a figure of a horse, behind which a hunter hides in stalking game.
anything put forward to mask plans or efforts; pretext.
a political candidate used to conceal the candidacy of a more important figure or to draw votes from and cause the defeat of a rival.
a horse or an imitation one used by a hunter to hide behind while stalking his quarry
something serving as a means of concealing plans; pretext
a candidate put forward by one group to divide the opposition or mask the candidacy of another person for whom the stalking-horse would then withdraw
adjective 1. having no stalk. 2. Botany. sessile.
noun 1. the stem or main axis of a plant. 2. any slender supporting or connecting part of a plant, as the petiole of a leaf, the peduncle of a flower, or the funicle of an ovule. 3. a similar structural part of an animal. 4. a stem, shaft, or slender supporting part of anything. […]
adjective, stalkier, stalkiest. 1. abounding in stalks. 2. stalklike; long and slender. adjective stalkier, stalkiest 1. like a stalk; slender and tall 2. having or abounding in stalks
noun 1. a compartment in a stable or shed for the accommodation of one animal. 2. a stable or shed for horses or cattle. 3. a booth or stand in which merchandise is displayed for sale, or in which some business is carried on (sometimes used in combination): a butcher’s stall; a bookstall. 4. carrel […]