from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To resort to tricks or subterfuges; use chicanery.
- transitive v. To trick; deceive.
- n. Chicanery.
- n. Games A bridge or whist hand without trumps.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A temporary barrier, or serpentine curve, on a vehicular path, especially one designed to reduce speed.
- n. Chicanery.
- v. To use chicanery, tricks or subterfuge.
- v. To deceive.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The use of artful subterfuge, designed to draw away attention from the merits of a case or question; -- specifically applied to legal proceedings; trickery; chicanery; caviling; sophistry.
- n. In bridge, the holding of a hand without trumps, or the hand itself. It counts as simple honors.
- intransitive v. To use shifts, cavils, or artifices.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To use chicane; employ shifts, tricks, or artifices.
- To treat with chicane; deceive; cheat; bamboozle.
- n. The art of gaining an advantage by the use of evasive stratagems or petty or unfair tricks and artifices; trickery; sophistry; chicanery.
- n. A game similar to pall-mall, played on foot, in Languedoc and elsewhere, with a long-handled mallet and a ball of hard wood. It is played in an open field, like polo.
- n. A quibble: as, a chicane about words.
- n. In bridge whist, a hand which is void of trumps; it entitles the holder to score simple honors. When the hands of two partners are both void of trumps it is called double chicane.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. raise trivial objections
- n. a bridge hand that is void of trumps
- n. the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
- n. a movable barrier used in motor racing; sometimes placed before a dangerous corner to reduce speed as cars pass in single file
- v. defeat someone through trickery or deceit
That other honour to our profession, Roker, is well versed in chicane, and knows more of the law, or rather of its abuse, than an honest man would wish to know; but Fisherton is so ignorant that, while his lavish expences continually reduce him to necessities that drive him into bold attempts at robbery, his skill in managing them is so inferior that he is almost always baffled, and has been more than once exposed. '
Surely Kimi was under no obligation to make room for the McLaren (and he didn't), so cutting the chicane was the only sensible option.
There are also scores for holding no trumps ( "chicane"), and for winning all the tricks or all but one ( "slam").
We come down here in sixth gear into a chicane which is really amazing because it drops away totally and its quite difficult to get it right.
The temperature differential between the shoulders is more marked at this track as the right-handers are generally fast but the left-handers generally slow, including the chicane which is the slowest corner on the calendar.
"The key things to the lap as we go round it are braking into this first chicane, too early you lose two tenths, too late you lose half a second; likewise at the second chicane which is more dictated by kerb strikes.
They leave the straight at maximum speed 28mph, as we know and then it's hard on the brakes and into the cervix chicane, and oh my God, about 210m of them haven't made it, there's been a mass pile-up.
The two make the chicane of time changes appear to be an effortless walk through the park.
Guitarist Juris creates a chicane filled solo complimented by his exceptional ability to alter the sounds emanating from his guitar to great effect.
Nys drove the pursuit, and as Wellens bobbled in the sandy chicane and briefly came off his bike, his advantage was eliminated.