1. [ noun ] a move made to gain a tactical end
Synonyms: maneuvering tactical_maneuver manoeuvering tactical_manoeuver tactical_manoeuvre maneuver
Related terms: move measure parking device ploy ruse footwork feint
2. [ noun ] a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
Synonyms: play maneuver

"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
3. [ noun ] (military) a military training exercise
Synonyms: maneuver simulated_military_operation
Related terms: operation military_training military maneuver
4. [ noun ] a plan for attaining a particular goal
Synonyms: tactic maneuver
Related terms: plan_of_action maneuver
5. [ verb ] (military) perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
Synonyms: operate manoeuver maneuver
Related terms: move jockey operation
6. [ verb ] (transportation) direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
Synonyms: guide point maneuver steer head channelise manoeuver channelize direct manouevre
Related terms: control park navigate stand_out navigate corner dock channel starboard sheer pull_over conn crab driving maneuver head guidance bearing guide maneuverer forefront helmsman steering
7. [ verb ] act in order to achieve a certain goal
Synonyms: manoeuver maneuver

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

Related terms: act tactic
8. [ noun ] an action aimed at evading an enemy
Synonyms: evasive_action maneuver
Related terms: evasion clinch straight-arm flight_maneuver
Similar spelling:   manoeuvrer