- (America) IPA: /ˈkloʊk/
cloak (plural cloaks)
- A long outer garment worn over the shoulders covering the back; a cape, often with a hood.
- A blanket-like covering, often metaphorical.
- Night hid her movements with its cloak of darkness.
- (figurative) That which conceals; a disguise or pretext.
- Robert South
- No man is esteemed any ways considerable for policy who wears religion otherwise than as a cloak.
- (Internet) A text replacement for an IRC user's hostname or IP address, making the user less identifiable.
- French: pelisse, pèlerine
- German: Umhang, Pelerine
- Italian: tabarro
- Portuguese: capa, manto
- Russian: плащ
- Spanish: capa
cloak (cloaks, present participle cloaking; past and past participle cloaked)
- (transitive) To cover as with a cloak.
- (transitive, figurative) To hide or conceal.
- (science fiction, ambitransitive) To render or become invisible via futuristic technology.
- The ship cloaked before entering the enemy sector of space.