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Noun: chicane  shi'keyn
  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)
    - trickery, chicanery, guile, wile, shenanigan
Verb: chicane  shi'keyn
  1. Defeat someone through trickery or deceit
    - cheat, chouse, shaft, screw, jockey
     
  2. Raise trivial objections
    - cavil, carp

Derived forms: chicaning, chicaned, chicanes

Type of: beat, beat out, bridge hand, crush, deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation, movable barrier, object, shell, trounce, vanquish

Encyclopedia: Chicane