Subterfuge – A trick; a dishonest way of getting what you want
The submarine turfed out a huge (subterfuge) stock of oil and clothes. It was a trick to make the boat crew think they were sunk.
Examples of subterfuge in a sentence
The prisoners resorted to subterfuge, tricking the guards into letting them out of their cells.
One account suggested that the soldiers used subterfuge to persuade the suspect to open the door.
In ancient times they used disguise and subterfuge, but these modern warriors used an equally disarming trick.