What does the word chicane mean?

Usage examples for chicane

  1. It always required considerable address and presence of mind to keep the upper hand of these legal quirk- dealers, these impudent under- strappers, whose whole trade consists in trick and chicane; but I do not recollect ever having been outwitted by any one of them as to the proceedings of a public meeting. – Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. Volume 3 by Henry Hunt
  2. The war of chicane was even more deadly than an actual campaign, for when there was no positive fighting the whole world seemed against the Republic. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  3. They admitted the facts; they admitted everything- economic dependence, chicane, the intention to seize every advantage, ruthless egotism. – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett