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chicane


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chicane  \Chi*cane"\,  n.  (Card  playing) 
  In  bridge,  the  holding  of  a  hand  without  trumps,  or  the  hand 
  itself  It  counts  as  simple  honors. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chicane  \Chi*cane"\,  v.  i.  [Cf.  F.  chicaner.  See  {Chicane},  n.] 
  To  use  shifts,  cavils,  or  artifices.  --Burke. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chicane  \Chi*cane"\,  n.  [F.,  prob.  earlier  meaning  a  dispute, 
  orig.  in  the  game  of  mall  (F.  {mail}),  fr  LGr.  ?  the  game  of 
  mall,  fr  Pers  chaug[=a]n  club  or  bat;  or  possibly  ultimated 
  fr  L.  ciccus  a  trible.] 
  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.  --Prior. 
 
  To  shuffle  from  them  by  chicane.  --Burke. 
 
  To  cut  short  this  chicane,  I  propound  it  fairly  to  your 
  own  conscience.  --Berkeley. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chicane 
  n  :  a  movable  barrier  used  in  motor  racing;  sometimes  place 
  before  a  dangerous  corner  to  reduce  speed  as  cars  pass  in 
  single  file 
  v  1:  defeat  someone  in  an  expectation  through  trickery  or  deceit 
  [syn:  {cheat},  {chouse},  {shaft},  {screw},  {jockey}] 
  2:  raise  trivial  objections  [syn:  {cavil},  {carp}] 




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