1An artificial narrowing or turn on a road or auto-racing course.
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- During the first lap, we encounter a very narrow chicane that all the drivers confront at high velocity and together as a group.
- The bulge in question is an artificial chicane that highways engineers have placed outside the village cemetery.
- At that point the only way they would condone it would be if Turn 13 was slowed down through the use of some sort of chicane.
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late 17th century (in the senses 'chicanery' and 'use chicanery'): from French chicane (noun), chicaner (verb) 'quibble', of unknown origin.