- deception; chicanery.
- to trick by chicanery.
- to quibble over; cavil at.
Origin of chicane
Examples from the Web for chicane
Then, he says, the 'Demon of Chicane appeared to me in all his hideousness.
He had vowed war in his youth against the 'demon of chicane.'
Under these conditions, can either side score "except for honors or chicane?"Auction of To-day
Milton C. Work
Roebuck was the keystone of the arch that sustained the structure of chicane.The Deluge
David Graham Phillips
There had never been any chicane like the chicane she was presently going to commit.The Early Life and Adventures of Sylvia Scarlett
- a bridge or whist hand without trumps
- 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
- a less common word for chicanery
- (tr) to deceive or trick by chicanery
- (tr) to quibble about; cavil over
- (intr) to use tricks or chicanery
Word Origin and History for chicane
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).