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Chicane

noun
1.
A bridge hand that is void of trumps.
2.
A movable barrier used in motor racing; sometimes placed before a dangerous corner to reduce speed as cars pass in single file.
3.
The use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them).  Synonyms: chicanery, guile, shenanigan, trickery, wile.






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"Chicane" Quotes from Famous Books



... translated from the Critique de l'Ecole des Femmes. Fidelia is Shakespeare's Viola stolen, and marred in the stealing; and the Widow Blackacre, beyond comparison Wycherley's best comic character, is the Countess in Racine's Plaideurs, talking the jargon of English instead of that of French chicane. ...
— Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3) • Thomas Babington Macaulay

... fool. What had he done in it? He had burnt a rick and got married! He associated the two acts of his existence. Where was the hero he was to have carved out of Tom Bakewell!—a wretch he had taught to lie and chicane: and for what? Great heavens! how ignoble did a flash from the light of his aspirations make his marriage appear! The young man sought amusement. He allowed his aunt to drag him into society, and sick of that he made ...
— The Shaving of Shagpat • George Meredith



Words linked to "Chicane" :   beat out, humbug, shell, object, dissimulation, fraud, vanquish, cheat, dissembling, put-on, wile, dupery, crush, trounce, shenanigan, beat, deception, bridge hand, movable barrier, deceit, fraudulence, hoax, jugglery



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