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Synonyms for chicane

a bridge hand that is void of trumps

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a movable barrier used in motor racing

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the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)

defeat someone through trickery or deceit

raise trivial objections


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The German also wanted to ensure there was no repeat of last year's multiple pile-up at the second chicane, which led to the death of a local fire marshal who was struck by a wheel.
He explained: "Sometimes you see cars racing to get through the chicane before the traffic coming in the opposite direction.
Monza isn't just about top speed though, as a fast lap requires stability under braking and over the vicious kerbs which guard the chicanes.
This is best demonstrated by the truly hideous chicane right at the end of the Sugo circuit.
Chicanes would "create conflict" between vehicles, and kerbed islands are not possible in the areas of concern.
The chicane at turns 13 and 14 at Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve has caught many a legend unawares as Damon Hill, Jacques Villeneuve, Jenson Button and seven-times winner Michael Schumacher will all testify.
Is it a timely moment for us to suggest, on behalf of long-suffering motorists across North Wales, that road humps and chicanes could be scrapped both as a cost-cutting measure and as an aid to everyone's sanity?
With three chicanes and a hairpin there was not too much room to work with in the two 30-lap races and times were close with Denby Dale racer Tunstall posting 57.
If you study pictures and footage of Spa there are dozens of cases where cars cut white lines, especially at chicanes.
THIS report shows the hypocrisy of these MPs when they demand that 4x4 owners and air travellers pay a subsidy when they still allow these humps and chicanes to remain in the roads.
Dudley Council introduced chicanes on the Russells Hall estate in 1998 as part of a wider road safety scheme in the area.
They include a new children's play area, new seats in communal areas, handrails with an anti-slip covering, chicanes in roads to bar access to motorcycles, and extra security lights.
The drivers would be slowed down with chicanes and speed bumps.
Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator Tony Simpson is calling for ``slow'' signs, speed cameras or chicanes to reduce the speed of vehicles passing through the area.