code' name"

1. a name assigned to conceal the real identity of a person, as a spy, or to conceal the existence or purpose of a plan, military operation, etc.
2. Also called code' phrase". a word or phrase assigned a meaning understood only by those who are secretly informed of it.


Pronunciation: (kōd'nām"), [key]
v.t., -named, -nam•ing.
to assign a code name to.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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