Chicane



[shi-keyn, chi-] /ʃɪˈkeɪn, tʃɪ-/

noun
1.
deception; .
verb (used with object), chicaned, chicaning.
2.
to trick by .
3.
to quibble over; cavil at.
/ʃɪˈkeɪn/
noun
1.
a bridge or whist hand without trumps
2.
(motor racing) a short section of sharp narrow bends formed by barriers placed on a motor-racing circuit to provide an additional test of driving skill
3.
a less common word for chicanery
verb
4.
(transitive) to deceive or trick by chicanery
5.
(transitive) to quibble about; cavil over
6.
(intransitive) to use tricks or chicanery
n.

in English in various senses, including “act of chicanery” (1670s), “obstacles on a roadway” (1955), also a term in bridge (1880s), apparently all ultimately from an archaic verb chicane “to trick” (1670s), from French chicane (16c.), from chicaner “to pettifog, quibble” (15c., see chicanery).

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