Chicane

Definition of Chicane

Chi`cane´
n.1.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.
To shuffle from them by chicane.
- Burke.
To cut short this chicane, I propound it fairly to your own conscience.
- Berkeley.
2.(Card playing) In bridge, the holding of a hand without trumps, or the hand itself. It counts as simple honors.
v. i.1.To use shifts, cavils, or artifices.

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artifice, bamboozle, befool, cavil, chicanery, dishonesty, double-dealing, feint, flimflam, fool, fraud, furtiveness, gambit, gull, hanky-panky, hoax, hoodwink, maneuver, ploy, ruse, sharp practice, stratagem, surreptitiousness, trick, trickery, underhandedness, victimize, wile
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