chicane

[shi-keyn, chi-]
noun
1.
deception; chicanery.
verb (used with object), chicaned, chicaning.
2.
to trick by chicanery.
3.
to quibble over; cavil at.

Origin:
1665–75; < French chicane (noun), chicaner (v.), perhaps < Middle Low German schikken to arrange

chicaner, noun
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chicane (ʃɪˈkeɪn)
 
n
1.  a bridge or whist hand without trumps
2.  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
3.  a less common word for chicanery
 
vb
4.  (tr) to deceive or trick by chicanery
5.  (tr) to quibble about; cavil over
6.  (intr) to use tricks or chicanery
 
[C17: from French chicaner to quibble, of obscure origin]
 
chi'caner
 
n

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chicane
in various senses, "obstacles on a roadway" (20c.), also a term in bridge, apparently all ult. from verb chicane (c.1672), from Fr. chicaner "to pettifog, quibble" (15c., see chicanery).
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Example sentences
The entrance to this modified chicane is immediately left of the signs.
Energy modulation is converted to spatial bunching in chicane magnets.
Working backward from here, he then addressed the bunch compression in reverse order, first chicane then velocity.
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