noun, verb (used with or without object), ma·noeu·vred, ma·noeu·vring.
Words nearby manoeuvre
Definition for manoeuvre (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), ma·neu·vered, ma·neu·ver·ing.
verb (used without object), ma·neu·vered, ma·neu·ver·ing.
Origin of maneuver
OTHER WORDS FROM maneuverma·neu·ver·a·ble, adjectivema·neu·ver·a·bil·i·ty, nounma·neu·ver·er, nounun·ma·neu·vered, adjective
Examples from the Web for manoeuvre
Rather than higher inflation, tumbling oil prices point to reduced price pressure and more room for manoeuvre for central bankers.
The first manoeuvre of the French army disconcerted the plans of the Mamelukes; still they continued to charge.Military Career of Napoleon the Great|Montgomery B. Gibbs
He delayed the manoeuvre to the last moment, however, for what he deemed to be sufficient reasons.Homeward Bound|James Fenimore Cooper
Sir William Howe continued to manoeuvre towards the flank, and in front of the left wing of the American army.The Life of George Washington, Vol. 2 (of 5)|John Marshall
The manoeuvre was so successful that it was repeated with equally satisfactory results.The Strange Adventures of Eric Blackburn|Harry Collingwood
Now to fancy that I was capable of suspecting you of such a manoeuvre!The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846|Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
British Dictionary definitions for manoeuvre (1 of 2)
- a tactic or movement of one or a number of military or naval units
- (plural) tactical exercises, usually on a large scale