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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    dupery, fraud, fraudulence, hoax, humbug, put-on
    something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
    artful trickery designed to achieve an end
    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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    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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    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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    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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    movable barrier
    a barrier that can be moved to allow passage
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