1. [ noun ] (military) a military training exercise
Synonyms: simulated_military_operation manoeuvre
Related terms: operation military_training military
2. [ verb ] (transportation) direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
Synonyms: guide point steer head manoeuver manoeuvre channelize channelise direct manouevre
Related terms: control park navigate stand_out navigate corner dock channel starboard sheer pull_over conn crab driving head guidance bearing guide maneuverer forefront helmsman steering
3. [ verb ] act in order to achieve a certain goal
Synonyms: manoeuvre manoeuver

"He maneuvered to get the chairmanship" "She maneuvered herself into the directorship"

Related terms: act tactic
4. [ noun ] a plan for attaining a particular goal
Synonyms: tactic manoeuvre
Related terms: plan_of_action
5. [ noun ] a move made to gain a tactical end
Synonyms: maneuvering tactical_maneuver manoeuvering tactical_manoeuver tactical_manoeuvre manoeuvre
Related terms: move measure parking device ploy ruse footwork feint
6. [ verb ] (military) perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
Synonyms: operate manoeuver manoeuvre
Related terms: move jockey operation
7. [ noun ] a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
Synonyms: play manoeuvre

"he made a great maneuver" "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"

Related terms: motion stroke completion completion assist icing jugglery figure footwork obstruction jump takeaway mousetrap safety_blitz ball_hawking athletic_game steer
8. [ noun ] an action aimed at evading an enemy
Synonyms: evasive_action manoeuvre
Related terms: evasion clinch straight-arm flight_maneuver
Similar spelling:   maneuverer