chicane

Definitions of chicane
  1. noun
    the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
    synonyms: chicanery, guile, shenanigan, trickery, wile
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    types:
    dupery, fraud, fraudulence, hoax, humbug, put-on
    something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
    jugglery
    artful trickery designed to achieve an end
    goldbrick
    anything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless
    type of:
    deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation
    the act of deceiving
  2. verb
    defeat someone through trickery or deceit
    synonyms: cheat, chouse, jockey, screw, shaft
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    type of:
    beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish
    come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
  3. verb
    raise trivial objections
    synonyms: carp, cavil
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    type of:
    object
    express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent
  4. noun
    a bridge hand that is void of trumps
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    type of:
    bridge hand
    the cards held in a game of bridge
  5. noun
    a movable barrier used in motor racing; sometimes placed before a dangerous corner to reduce speed as cars pass in single file
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    type of:
    movable barrier
    a barrier that can be moved to allow passage
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