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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 chi·cane /ʃɪˈken, ʧɪ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Chi·cane, v. i.  To use shifts, cavils, or artifices.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a bridge hand that is void of trumps
      2: a movable barrier used in motor racing; sometimes place
         before a dangerous corner to reduce speed as cars pass in
         single file
      3: the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract
         money from them) [syn: trickery, chicanery, guile, wile,
      v 1: defeat someone in an expectation through trickery or deceit
           [syn: cheat, chouse, shaft, screw, jockey]
      2: raise trivial objections [syn: cavil, carp]