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chicane

noun (n)

  • a bridge hand that is void of trumps (noun.group)
    source: wordnet30
  • a movable barrier used in motor racing; sometimes placed before a dangerous corner to reduce speed as cars pass in single file (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them) (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • In bridge, the holding of a hand without trumps, or the hand itself. It counts as simple honors. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • defeat someone through trickery or deceit (verb.competition)
    Synonym: cheat, chouse, jockey, screw, shaft
    source: wordnet30
  • raise trivial objections (verb.communication)
    Synonym: carp, cavil
    source: wordnet30
  • To use shifts, cavils, or artifices. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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