Definition of chicane noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

chicane

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ʃɪˈkeɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃɪˈkeɪn//
 
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a sharp double bend, either on a track where cars race, or on an ordinary road to stop vehicles from going too fast Word Origin late 17th cent. (in the senses ‘chicanery’ and ‘use chicanery’): from French chicane (noun), chicaner (verb) ‘quibble’, of unknown origin.