Definitions for: Maneuver


[n] an action aimed at evading an enemy
[n] a move made to gain a tactical end
[n] a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great play"
[n] a military training exercise
[n] a plan for attaining a particular goal
[v] perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
[v] direct the course; determine the direction of travelling



Webster (1913) Definition: Ma*neu"ver, Manoeuvre Ma*n[oe]u"vre, n. [F.
man[oe]uvre, OF. manuevre, LL. manopera, lit., hand work,
manual labor; L. manus hand + opera, fr. opus work. See
Manual, Operate, and cf. Mainor, Manure.]
1. Management; dexterous movement; specif., a military or
naval evolution, movement, or change of position.

2. Management with address or artful design; adroit
proceeding; stratagem.


Ma*neu"ver, Manoeuvre Ma*n[oe]u"vre, v. i. [imp. &
p. p. Maneuveredor Man[oe]uvred; p. pr. & vb. n.
Maneuvering, or Man[oe]uvring.] [Cf. F. man[oe]uvrer. See
Maneuver, n.]
1. To perform a movement or movements in military or naval
tactics; to make changes in position with reference to
getting advantage in attack or defense.

2. To manage with address or art; to scheme.


Ma*neu"ver, Manoeuvre Ma*n[oe]u"vre, v. t.
To change the positions of, as of troops of ships.

Synonyms: channelise, channelize, direct, evasive action, guide, head, manoeuvre, manoeuvre, manoeuvre, manoeuvre, operate, play, point, simulated military operation, steer, tactic, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre

See Also: airplane maneuver, artifice, assist, athletic game, ball hawking, blitz, canalise, canalize, channel, clinch, command, completion, conn, control, corner, device, dock, evasion, feint, figure, flight maneuver, footwork, gambit, gimmick, go, icing, icing the puck, jockey, jugglery, linebacker blitzing, measure, military operation, military training, motion, mousetrap, move, move, movement, navigate, obstruction, operation, park, parking, pass completion, pilot, plan of action, ploy, pull over, ruse, safety blitz, sheer, shot, stand out, starboard, step, straight-arm, stratagem, stroke, trap play, twist

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