stealth

stealth
stealth [stelθ] n [U]
[Date: 1200-1300; Origin: From an unrecorded Old English stAlth 'stealing']
1.) when you do something very quietly, slowly, or secretly, so that no one notices you
Cats rely on stealth to catch their prey.
2.) also Stealth
a system of making military aircraft that cannot be discovered by ↑radar instruments
stealth bomber/aircraft/fighter etc
(=a plane made using this system)

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