Cloak

Definition of Cloak

Pronunciation: klōk; 110
n.1.A loose outer garment, extending from the neck downwards, and commonly without sleeves. It is longer than a cape, and is worn both by men and by women.
2.That which conceals; a disguise or pretext; an excuse; a fair pretense; a mask; a cover.
No man is esteemed any ways considerable for policy who wears religion otherwise than as a cloak.
- South.
Cloak bag
a bag in which a cloak or other clothes are carried; a portmanteau.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To cover with, or as with, a cloak; hence, to hide or conceal.
[imp. & p. p. Cloaked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Cloaking.]
Now glooming sadly, so to cloak her matter.
- Spenser.

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