chicane

Primary Meanings of chicane

1.
nv
the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
defeat someone through trickery or deceit
2.
v
raise trivial objections
3.
n
a bridge hand that is void of trumps
4.
n
a movable barrier used in motor racing; sometimes placed before a dangerous corner to reduce speed as cars pass in single file
Full Definitions of chicane
1

n the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

Synonyms:
chicanery, guile, shenanigan, trickery, wile
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

v defeat someone through trickery or deceit

Synonyms:
cheat, chouse, jockey, screw, shaft
Type of:
beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish
come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
2

v raise trivial objections

Synonyms:
carp, cavil
Type of:
object
express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent
3

n a bridge hand that is void of trumps

Type of:
bridge hand
the cards held in a game of bridge
4

n a movable barrier used in motor racing; sometimes placed before a dangerous corner to reduce speed as cars pass in single file

Type of:
movable barrier
a barrier that can be moved to allow passage

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