chi·cane (shĭ-kān, chĭ-)
v. chi·caned, chi·can·ing, chi·canes
To resort to tricks or subterfuges; use chicanery.
To trick; deceive.
2. Games A bridge or whist hand without trumps.
[French chicaner, from Old French, to quibble.]
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