Definition of “cloak” - English Dictionary

“cloak” in British English

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(Definition of “cloak” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /kloʊk/

cloak noun (PIECE OF CLOTHING)

[ C ] a loose outer piece of clothing without sleeves that fastens at the neck and hangs from the shoulders


[ C usually sing ] something that covers or hides something:

The agents operate under a cloak of secrecy.

cloakverb [ T ]

us /kloʊk/

cloak verb [ T ] (HIDE)

to cover or hide something:

The deal was cloaked in secrecy.

(Definition of “cloak” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)