• WordNet 3.6
    • v manoeuvre perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
    • v manoeuvre direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    • v manoeuvre act in order to achieve a certain goal "He maneuvered to get the chairmanship","She maneuvered herself into the directorship"
    • n manoeuvre an action aimed at evading an opponent
    • n manoeuvre a move made to gain a tactical end
    • n manoeuvre a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill "he made a great maneuver","the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"
    • n manoeuvre a military training exercise
    • n manoeuvre a plan for attaining a particular goal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. & v Manoeuvre See Maneuver.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Manoeuvre ma-nōō′vėr or ma-nū′- a piece of dexterous management: stratagem: a skilful and clever movement in military or naval tactics
    • v.i., v.t Manoeuvre to perform a manœuvre: to manage with art: to change the position of troops or of ships: to affect or to gain by manœuvres
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In literature:

All three now returned to watch the manoeuvres of the birds, that, not having seen them by the nest, still continued playing among the flowers.
"The Boy Hunters" by Captain Mayne Reid
For the last half-hour I was too busy watching the manoeuvres of the wildebeest bull, to take my gaze off him for a moment.
"The Bush Boys" by Captain Mayne Reid
And still they would manoeuvre a hundredweight of timber to a pin's point.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
You see, my horses are in the way here, where there is no room to manoeuvre.
"Gil the Gunner" by George Manville Fenn
It was a manoeuvre, and there would be an attempt to rescue, after all.
"In Honour's Cause" by George Manville Fenn
She was about a mile away and promised to escape, but Captain Maitland did not mean to be out-manoeuvred this time.
"The Black Bar" by George Manville Fenn
The Spaniards, totally unprepared for such a manoeuvre, at first scarcely comprehended what had happened.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
Frank, becoming accustomed to everything else, still dreaded that manoeuvre.
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
The brave master groaned when he saw the manoeuvre, for he felt how completely he was at the mercy of the enemy.
"The Pirate of the Mediterranean" by W.H.G. Kingston
Every manoeuvre that could be thought of was tried, every sail was set.
"True Blue" by W.H.G. Kingston

In poetry:

O what are they doing with all that gear,
What are they doing this morning, morning?
Only their usual manoeuvres, dear,
Or perhaps a warning.
"O What Is That Sound" by W H Auden

In news:

Lions' Tim Brown tries to manoeuvre past Calgary Stampeders' defender Keenan MacDougall during Friday's Canadian Football League game in chilly Calgary.
High flyer hits snag with new manoeuvre .
Notable deaths in TV 2012, A-M. Air Canada strike blocked with legal manoeuvre .
One of the bands that could truly be labeled synthpop pioneers, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, is back in action.
But subsequent manoeuvres by the remaining members of the inner circle , led by Mediobanca, suggest otherwise.
Whale feeding manoeuvre captured in footage .
Researchers have captured never-seen-before footage of blue whales performing 360-degree rolling manoeuvres to gulp mouthfuls of krill.
When it comes to American Jews and the Middle East, the president has more room for manoeuvre than you might think.
It's not a good day for a drive around Derrylin, but Cathal McGovern is more than happy to manoeuvre the country roads in the driving rain.
Ben Affleck's Middle Eastern manoeuvres.
The forum at the London Evening Standard newspaper has had a few nervous posts since N.Korea threatened a kind of nuclear holy war jihad against the ROK in response to proposed joint US/ROK war manoeuvres around the DMZ.
Their size makes them ideal for manoeuvring through crowded streets and squeezing into tiny parking spaces.

In science:

The nature of interaction between the particles is consistent with the tendency of the drivers to park their cars near to each other and in the same time keep a distance sufficient for manoeuvring.
Modelling gap-size distribution of parked cars using random-matrix theory
The repulsive two-body term is meant as an expression of the tendency of the driver to keep a distance from the other parked cars in order to allow for parking manoeuvring.
Modelling gap-size distribution of parked cars using random-matrix theory
In model A, cars are allowed to park only if the space is larger than l + ε, where the extra space ε give a room to manoeuvre.
Modelling gap-size distribution of parked cars using random-matrix theory
We must ensure that the various wires for power and data transport do not reduce the manoeuvrability of the eel by introducing couples or additional forces to overcome during the movement.
The eel-like robot
This manoeuvre simpli fies the calculations, but h as no fundamental status.
How Classical Particles Emerge From the Quantum World