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v. chi·caned, chi·can·ing, chi·canes
To resort to tricks or subterfuges; use chicanery.
To trick; deceive.
2. Games A bridge or whist hand without trumps.
[French chicaner, from Old French, to quibble.]
1. (Card Games) a bridge or whist hand without trumps
2. (Motor Racing) motor racing a short section of sharp narrow bends formed by barriers placed on a motor-racing circuit to provide an additional test of driving skill
3. a less common word for chicanery
4. (tr) to deceive or trick by chicanery
5. (tr) to quibble about; cavil over
6. (intr) to use tricks or chicanery
[C17: from French chicaner to quibble, of obscure origin]
n., v. -caned, -can•ing. n.
2. to trick by chicanery.
[1665–75; < French chicane (n.), chicaner (v.), perhaps < Middle Low German schikken to arrange]
Past participle: chicaned
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|Noun||1.||chicane - a bridge hand that is void of trumps|
bridge hand - the cards held in a game of bridge
|2.||chicane - a movable barrier used in motor racing; sometimes placed before a dangerous corner to reduce speed as cars pass in single file|
movable barrier - a barrier that can be moved to allow passage
|3.||chicane - the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)|
dupery, hoax, put-on, humbug, fraud, fraudulence - something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
jugglery - artful trickery designed to achieve an end; "the senator's tax program was mere jugglery"
|Verb||1.||chicane - defeat someone through trickery or deceit|
|2.||chicane - raise trivial objections|
object - express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent; "She never objected to the amount of work her boss charged her with"; "When asked to drive the truck, she objected that she did not have a driver's license"
n (Sport) → Schikane f