[ muh-noo-ver-uh-buh l ]
/ məˈnu vər ə bəl /


capable of being steered or directed; easy to maneuver: The polyethylene craft remains as durable and maneuverable as any conventional high-performance kayak.
able to maneuver easily: maneuverable troops; I felt extremely maneuverable on these shorter skis.

Nearby words

  1. manet, edouard,
  2. manet, édouard,
  3. manetho,
  4. maneuver,
  5. maneuverability,
  6. manfredini,
  7. manful,
  8. manfully,
  9. manga,
  10. mangabey

Origin of maneuverable

Related formsma·neu·ver·a·bil·i·ty, nounma·neu·ver·a·bly, adverbun·ma·neu·ver·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unmaneuverable

  • Yes, thought the Explorer, in a scout-ship, not in this unmaneuverable freighter.

    Youth|Isaac Asimov

Word Origin and History for unmaneuverable



1913, from maneuver + -able.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper