chicane definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To resort to tricks or subterfuges; use chicanery.
    • to utilize shifts, cavils, or artifices.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To deceive; deceive.
  • noun:
    • Chicanery.
    • Games A bridge or whist hand without trumps.
    • A temporary barrier, or serpentine curve, on a vehicular road, specially one built to lower rate.
    • Chicanery.
    • The use of artful subterfuge, designed to draw away attention from merits of a case or concern; -- specifically placed on appropriate proceedings; trickery; chicanery; caviling; sophistry.
    • In connection, the holding of a hand without trumps, or the hand itself. It matters as easy awards.
    • The art of getting an edge by way of elusive stratagems or petty or unjust tips and artifices; trickery; sophistry; chicanery.
    • a casino game comparable to pall-mall, played by foot, in Languedoc and elsewhere, with a long-handled mallet and a ball of wood. Its played in an open industry, like polo.
    • A quibble: as, a chicane about terms.
    • In connection whist, a hand which is void of trumps; it entitles the holder to score simple honors. When the hands of two partners tend to be both void of trumps it really is called dual chicane.
    • a bridge hand that is void of trumps
    • the use of tricks to deceive some one (usually to draw out funds from them)
    • a movable barrier used in motor rushing; often placed before a dangerous spot to cut back speed as cars go in single file
  • verb:
    • to make use of chicanery, tips or subterfuge.
    • To deceive.
    • raise insignificant objections
    • defeat somebody through trickery or deceit
  • others:
    • to utilize chicane; employ shifts, tricks, or artifices.
    • to take care of with chicane; deceive; cheat; bamboozle.

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