Definition of Chicane

1. Noun. A bridge hand that is void of trumps.

Generic synonyms: Bridge Hand



2. Verb. Defeat someone through trickery or deceit.
Exact synonyms: Cheat, Chouse, Jockey, Screw, Shaft
Generic synonyms: Beat, Beat Out, Crush, Shell, Trounce, Vanquish
Derivative terms: Cheat, Cheater, Chicanery

3. Noun. A movable barrier used in motor racing; sometimes placed before a dangerous corner to reduce speed as cars pass in single file.
Generic synonyms: Movable Barrier

4. Verb. Raise trivial objections.
Exact synonyms: Carp, Cavil
Generic synonyms: Object
Derivative terms: Carper, Cavil, Caviler, Caviller

5. Noun. The use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them).
Exact synonyms: Chicanery, Guile, Shenanigan, Trickery, Wile
Generic synonyms: Deceit, Deception, Dissembling, Dissimulation
Specialized synonyms: Dupery, Fraud, Fraudulence, Hoax, Humbug, Put-on, Jugglery
Derivative terms: Trick, Wily

Definition of Chicane

1. n. The use of artful subterfuge, designed to draw away attention from the merits of a case or question; -- specifically applied to legal proceedings; trickery; chicanery; caviling; sophistry.

2. v. i. To use shifts, cavils, or artifices.

3. n. In bridge, the holding of a hand without trumps, or the hand itself. It counts as simple honors.

Definition of Chicane

1. Noun. (context: road transport) A temporary barrier, or serpentine curve, on a vehicular path, especially one designed to reduce speed. ¹

2. Noun. Chicanery. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To use chicanery, tricks or subterfuge. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To deceive. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chicane

1. to trick [v -CANED, -CANING, -CANES] - See also: trick

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chicane

chibi
chibis
chibol
chibols
chibouk
chibouks
chibouque
chibouques
chibs
chic
chica
chicalote
chicalotes
chicana
chicanas
chicane (current term)
chicaned
chicaner
chicaneries
chicaners
chicanery
chicanes
chicaning
chicano
chicanos
chicas
chiccories
chiccory
chicer
chicest

Literary usage of Chicane

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1. Auction Developments by Milton Cooper Work (1913)
"THE ELIMINATION OF chicane The total elimination of chicane from the game of ... chicane has been taken out of the game, because, while it was perfectly ..."

2. Undercurrents in American Politics: Comprising the Ford Lectures, Delivered by Arthur Twining Hadley (1915)
"Political chicane has not been eliminated. It has simply been transferred from the hands of a party organization to the hands of individuals or groups of ..."

3. History of the Land Tenures and Land Classes of Ireland: With an Account of by George Sigerson (1871)
"POST-CELTIC LAND SYSTEMS.—NORSE AND ANGLO-SAXON SETTLERS.—OFFICIAL INTRODUCTION OF ANGLO-NORMAN FEUDAL CODE.—THE WAR OF chicane.- MAONA CHARTA. ..."

4. Helen with the High Hand: An Idyllic Diversion by Arnold Bennett (1911)
"... CHAPTER XVIII chicane HE came downstairs early, as he had done after a previous sleepless night — also caused by Helen. That it would be foolish, ..."

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