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chicane
 n.— «Race officials have bypassed the abrupt chicane curve at the southern end of the 2.3-mile closed course to speed lap times.» —“Crack Drivers Race Sunday At Watkins Glen” in Watkins Glen, N.Y. Palladium-Times (Oswego, N.Y.) Oct. 8, 1960. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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