- (military) The planned movement of troops, vehicles etc.; a strategic repositioning; (later also) a large training field-exercise of fighting units. [from 18th c.]
- Any strategic or cunning action; a stratagem. [from 18th c.]
- A movement of the body, or with an implement, instrument etc., especially one performed with skill or dexterity. [from 18th c.]
- (medicine) A specific medical or surgical movement, often eponymous, done with the doctor’s hands or surgical instruments. [from 18th c.]
- A controlled (especially skilful) movement taken while steering a vehicle. [from 18th c.]
- The army was on maneuvers.
- Joint NATO maneuvers are as much an exercise in diplomacy as in tactics and logistics.
- “This," cried he, “is a manœuvre I have been some time expecting: but Mr. Harrel, though artful and selfish, is by no means deep."
- The otorhinolaryngologist performed an Epley maneuver and the patient was relieved of his vertigo.
- Parallel parking can be a difficult maneuver.
- (transitive, intransitive) To move (something, or oneself) carefully, and often with difficulty, into a certain position.
- (figurative, transitive) To guide, steer, manage purposefully
- (figurative, intransitive) To intrigue, manipulate, plot, scheme
- The patriarch maneuvered till his offspring occupied countless key posts
- Britain, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand spelling of maneuver.
- (transitive) Britain, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand spelling of maneuver.