1A sharp double bend created to form an obstacle on a motor-racing track or a road: the Austrian’s car flew out of control and spun across the chicane
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- He also welcomed plans to stagger parking bays along the one-way road to create chicanes to slow vehicles.
- The straights aren't so long that they place an absolute premium on outright power, while the chicanes and bumpy track surface demand good handling characteristics.
- It's the same car, but it seems better suited to tracks where you have chicanes and heavy braking, like Imola.
verb[no object] archaic Back to top
late 17th century (in the senses 'chicanery' and 'use chicanery'): from French chicane (noun), chicaner (verb) 'quibble', of unknown origin.