[ muh-noo-ver-uh-buhl ]


  1. capable of being steered or directed; easy to maneuver:

    The polyethylene craft remains as durable and maneuverable as any conventional high-performance kayak.

  2. able to maneuver easily:

    maneuverable troops;

    I felt extremely maneuverable on these shorter skis.

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Other Words From

  • ma·neuver·a·bili·ty noun
  • ma·neuver·a·bly adverb
  • unma·neuver·a·ble adjective

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Word History and Origins

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Example Sentences

When there’s two maneuverable satellites that want to be in the same place at the same time, that’s when you get to that question of management rather than space situational awareness.

A cordless model is more of an investment than a standard leaf vacuum, but is maneuverable and tends to be lighter.

The Trail 429’s poppy and lively dw-link suspension, coupled with its slack but compact-feeling frame, combine for a bike that is wonderfully maneuverable and rewards a playful riding style—another tester aptly described this bike as “jibby.”

So if you want all the benefits of a cordless—lightweight, maneuverable, and versatile for cleaning floors, stairs, and even cobwebs out of corners—look for a stick with a slightly shorter runtime, as that will mean a lighter battery.

Hockey skate blades have more curve—or rocker—at both ends, making the skates more maneuverable and easier to turn.

American fighter planes are the fastest, most maneuverable jets in the world.

It was a good maneuver because the jets were faster than we were, but we were more maneuverable.

Must be maneuverable by operators whose reactive time is not fast, but whose judgment and foresight are trustworthy.

They were about four times the size of a snapper-boat, less maneuverable but more powerful.

Fishing boats were usually small maneuverable craft that never had to put out very far from shore, and cost about £5 to build.





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