What is chicane?

  • (noun): A movable barrier used in motor racing; sometimes place before a dangerous corner to reduce speed as cars pass in single file.
    See also — Additional definitions below


A chicane is an artificial feature creating extra turns in a road, used in motor racing and on streets to slow traffic for safety. Chicane comes from the French verb chicaner, which means "to quibble" or "to prevent justice".

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Chicane - Pedestrian
... A pedestrian chicane is a kind of permanent fence used at a railway crossing to prevent pedestrians from running across the railway tracks or at least to slow them down ...
Cloud Number Nine - Versions - Chicane Mix
... It was remixed by Chicane into more of a dance pop sound, with synthesizers added, as well as a drum sample from Gota Yashiki's "Groove Activator" ... Chicane said upon its release in 1999, he'd turned down a previous offer of remixing a Bryan Adams single, due to a lack of time ... Chicane later worked with Adams of the songs "Don't Give Up", "East Side Story", and "She's Got A Way" ...
Angel (Natasha Bedingfield Song) - Versions
... Blanco Club Mix - 737 Moto Blanco Dub - 639 Chicane Radio Edit - 334 Chicane Club Mix - 737 Chicane Dub - 740 ...
Hoppípolla - Chicane Cover Version - "Poppiholla"
... "Poppiholla" Single by Chicane from the album The Best of Chicane 1996–2008 and Giants Released July 13, 2009 Format Digital download, CD single Genre Dance, progressive trance Label Modena Records Ltd ... Armada Music Chicane singles chronology "Bruised Water" (2008) "Poppiholla" (2009) "Hiding All The Stars" (2009) In July 2009 Chicane released an instrumental re-work of the song, titled "Poppiholla" (th ... A video to promote the song was made, and Chicane's The Best of Chicane collection was re-released to include the song ...
Chicane (disambiguation)
... Chicane may refer to the following Chicane - a sequence of tight curves used to discourage excess speed People Chicane (recording artist), Nick ...

More definitions of "chicane":

  • (verb): Raise trivial objections.
    Synonyms: cavil, carp
  • (noun): A bridge hand that is void of trumps.