Chicane - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ʃɪˈkeɪn|  American pronunciation of the word chicane
Brit.  |ʃɪˈkeɪn|  British pronunciation of the word chicane

noun

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

verb

- defeat someone through trickery or deceit (syn: cheat, chouse, jockey, screw, shaft)
- raise trivial objections (syn: carp, cavil)

Examples

...a lawyer who is so notorious for chicaning that the guilty invariably seek his services...

...most get-rich-quick schemes involve more than a smidgen of chicane...

Word forms

noun
singular: chicane
plural: chicanes
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