cloak v.

to make invisible or undetectable, esp. by means of a cloaking device n.

Star Trek

  • 1984 D. Duane & P. Morwood The Romulan Way 148

    It amused her that a people who had attained warpflight and who had learned how to cloak something the size of a battlecruiser still couldn’t buy meat and vegetables without haggling like the feudal societies she had studied in college.

  • 1984 D. Duane My Enemy, my Ally 165 Diane Duane bibliography

    Fire burn it, we can build a device that can cloak a whole starship, but we can’t find a way to keep people’s hands from sweating.

  • 1995 D. W. Smith & K. K. Rusch Star Trek Voyager: Escape x. 110 Dean Wesley Smith Kristine Kathryn Rusch bibliography

    I don’t think so, Captain. It was almost as if the humanoid cloaked.

  • 2021 J. Swallow Dark Veil 260 James Swallow bibliography

    ‘Perhaps we should cloak,’ suggested Maian. ‘No. The time for stealth is over,’ she retorted.

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any evidence 1984

Research History
Suggested by Randy Hoffman
Chris Murrian submitted cites from Diane Duane's 1984 My Enemy, "My Ally".
Chris Murrian submitted cites from “The Romulan Way” (1987) by Diane Duane and Peter Morwood.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2021 cite from a Star Trek novel by James Swallow.

We would like further cites of any date from other authors, particularly from non-Star Trek related books.

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