- deception; chicanery.
verb (used with object), chi·caned, chi·can·ing.
- to trick by chicanery.
- to quibble over; cavil at.
- a bridge or whist hand without trumps
- motor racing a short section of sharp narrow bends formed by barriers placed on a motor-racing circuit to provide an additional test of driving skill
- a less common word for chicanery
- (tr) to deceive or trick by chicanery
- (tr) to quibble about; cavil over
- (intr) to use tricks or chicanery
in English in various senses, including “act of chicanery” (1670s), “obstacles on a roadway” (1955), also a term in bridge (1880s), apparently all ultimately from an archaic verb chicane “to trick” (1670s), from French chicane (16c.), from chicaner “to pettifog, quibble” (15c., see chicanery).