verb (used with object), ma·neu·vered, ma·neu·ver·ing.
verb (used without object), ma·neu·vered, ma·neu·ver·ing.
- manet, edouard,
- manet, édouard,
Origin of maneuver
Origin of maneuverable
Examples from the Web for maneuverability
They created drag and affected the maneuverability of the plane.The Biography of a Rabbit|Roy Benson
Arcot wanted to demonstrate the effectiveness of the ship's armament first, and then the maneuverability.Islands of Space|John W Campbell
Once we were inside, we'd have no maneuverability to speak of.Legacy|James H Schmitz
1777, from maneuver (n.), or else from French manœurvrer "work, work with one's hands; carry out, prepare" (12c.), from Medieval Latin manuoperare. Originally in a military sense. Figurative use from 1801. Related: Maneuvered; maneuvering.
"planned movement of troops or warship," 1758, from French manoeuvre "manipulation, maneuver," from Old French manovre "manual labor" 13c.), from Medieval Latin manuopera (source of Spanish maniobra, Italian manovra), from manuoperare "work with the hands," from Latin manu operari, from manu, ablative of manus "hand" (see manual (adj.)) + operari "to work, operate" (see operation). The same word had been borrowed from French into Middle English in a sense "hand-labor" (late 15c.). General meaning "artful plan, adroit movement" is from 1774. Related: Maneuvers.