A statement or action resorted to in order to deceive
something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity; "he wasn't sick--it was just a subterfuge"; "the holding company was just a blind"
Deception, beguilement, deceit, bluff, mystification, and subterfuge are acts to propagate beliefs that are not true, or not the whole truth (as in half-truths or omission). Deception can involve dissimulation, propaganda, sleight of hand. It can employ distraction, camouflage or concealment. ...
Subterfuge is a 1968 British espionage film directed by Peter Graham Scott and starring Gene Barry, Joan Collins and Richard Todd.
An indirect or deceptive device or stratagem; a blind. Refers especially to war and politics; Deception; misrepresentation of the true nature of an activity
A clever trick or strategy used to evade a rule, escape a consequence, hide something, etc.
a deceptive scheme or strategy, deceitful evasion
An artifice to escape censure or the force of an argument.