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  • noun Plural form of chicane.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of chicane.


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  • Yeah, well, the reason they try to limit vehicle size, particularly right at the ends with hairpin turns (what we on the Formula One circuit might refer to as the chicanes) is that when you park your GIANT ASSED SUV there you make it almost impossible for someone to get around you.

    Julia Julia L 2009

  • And it is extraordinary that this is the first time basic road calming measures such as chicanes, bollards and rumble areas have been clearly put into primary road law.

    Labour Press Office - Press Release Summaries 2009

  • Not only that, but there are traffic obstacles such as chicanes, speed humps, roundabouts and traffic islands.

    unknown title 2009

  • The course is so narrow, it’s really fast, and it’s kind of chicanes the whole way and single track.

    Tom Meeusen wins his first World Cup in Kalmthout 2010

  • Trebon caught Powers as they sped through tricky chicanes and tight uphill 180 turns.

    Powers and Van Gilder shine at Great Brewers Gran Prix of Gloucester 2010

  • It consisted of manned sentry boxes, road blocks, concrete barriers and chicanes on roads into the Square Mile.

    Satisfied? Confident? You Will Be…… « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG Inspector Gadget 2010

  • Lampre did a great job setting up Ale-Jet through a narrow finishing kilometer that included two tight chicanes that made positioning key for the sprint.

    Alessandro Petacchi scores win at Vuelta a España, Gilbert keeps lead 2010

  • And this track, with its fast straights and chicanes, is one of the most punishing on the schedule.

    Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button storm to Canadian grand prix one-two Paul Weaver in Montreal 2010

  • Across the world, except in Britain, the so-called shared space movement preaches that urban streets should be redesigned for use by all and sundry, motor vehicles weaving their way along them as best they can with chicanes and other devices offering relative protection to pedestrians.

    Archive 2008-03-01 Burke's Corner 2008

  • The subsequent inclusion of chicanes may have brought the necessary reduction in speed but they did not remove the unique atmosphere of a track running through a tree-lined park.

    Chequered Conflict Maurice Hamilton 2008


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