Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British Variant of maneuver.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A movement, often one performed with difficulty.
  • n. A large movement of military troops.
  • v. To move (something) carefully, and often with difficulty, into a certain position.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See maneuver.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
  • v. act in order to achieve a certain goal
  • n. a move made to gain a tactical end
  • n. an action aimed at evading an opponent
  • v. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
  • n. a plan for attaining a particular goal
  • n. a military training exercise
  • n. a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill

Etymologies

From the French noun manœuvre and verb manœuvrer, from Old French manovrer, from Vulgar Latin *manuoperare, from Latin manu ("by hand") + operari ("to work"). (Wiktionary)

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