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A word used for secrecy or convenience instead of the usual name.‘using the code name ‘Charlie’, Dick was on the phone with the President more and more’
- ‘He never used a code name; he would give his first name if necessary but usually told complainants to ask for the file number.’
- ‘The weekly report cites the incident twice, referring to its code name of Sea Lords 358.’
- ‘Couldn't they have given this military operation a better code name than ‘Operation Red Dawn’?’
- ‘The best use of this effect during the film is during a scene known as the ‘Burly Brawl’, actually the code name for the film during early production.’
- ‘When Hitler invaded the Soviet Union, the military code name was Operation Barbarossa.’
- ‘I don't known why the Secret Service gives out the code name, but his code name is Tumbler.’
- ‘Without any special knowledge of the field, it seems unlikely that any competent espionage organization would assign a code name so easy to decipher.’
- ‘‘Liberty is a code name for this formative initiative,’ says the press release.’
- ‘At one point, I worked up a list of five requirements for a superhero: superpowers, a costume, a code name, a mission, and a milieu.’
- ‘Ah, he does not want me to say his name but he has given me a code name.’
- ‘The mission was so secret that the unit was not even given a formal name or number, and only referred to by its code name.’
- ‘The girl was Japanese and answered to the code name of Kitsune, the word for fox.’
- ‘The code name for this endeavor is Operation Secret Squirrel and that is how I will refer to it until I'm ready to unveil it (if that day ever comes).’
- ‘Then I thought, well, he must have a code name, I can't keep saying ‘he’, or ‘the blond man’.’
- ‘Yonah is the code name for the first dual-core mobile processor, initially revealed by sources earlier this year and confirmed in September.’
- ‘Please submit your code name and password.’
- ‘We don't know if that's his real name or a code name.’
- ‘Long before the war is over, we'll all know its reassuring code name.’
- ‘I shall have to think of a code name for the project so I can talk about it in safety.’
- ‘Because he moves around so much, we've given him a code name.’
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