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chicane

noun

1 chicane

A bridge hand that is void of trumps.



2 chicane

A movable barrier used in motor racing; sometimes placed before a dangerous corner to reduce speed as cars pass in single file.

Dutch: chicane

3 chicane

The use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them).

synonyms: chicanery, guile, shenanigan, trickery, wile.

Roget 477: intuition, instinct, association, hunch, gut feeling; presentiment, premonition; rule of thumb; superstition; astrology; faith (supposition) 514.    sophistry, ... show more

Roget 545: deception; falseness etc. 544; untruth etc. 546; imposition, imposture; fraud, deceit, guile; fraudulence, fraudulency; ... show more

Roget 702: cunning, craft; cunningness, craftiness etc. adj.; subtlety, artificiality; maneuvering etc. v.; temporization; circumvention.    chicane, ... show more

Dutch: chicanes, chikane, drogreden, fopperij, list, trucage, valsspelerij

verb

1 chicane

Defeat someone through trickery or deceit.

synonyms: cheat, chouse, jockey, screw, shaft.

Dutch: oplichterij

2 chicane

Raise trivial objections.

synonyms: carp, cavil.

Dutch: chicaneren


Moby thesaurus: artifice, bamboozle, befool, cavil, chicanery, dishonesty, double-dealing, feint, flimflam, fool, fraud, furtiveness, gambit, gull, hanky-panky, hoax, hoodwink, maneuver, ploy, ruse ... show more.

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