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Definition of "manoeuvre" []

  • Chiefly British Variant of maneuver. (noun)
  • A contrived, complicated, and possibly deceptive plan or action (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A movement or action requiring dexterity and skill (noun)
  • A tactic or movement of one or a number of military or naval units (noun)
  • Tactical exercises, usually on a large scale (noun)
  • A planned movement of an aircraft in flight (noun)
  • Any change from the straight steady course of a ship (noun)
  • To contrive or accomplish with skill or cunning (verb)
  • To manipulate situations, etc, in order to gain some end (verb)
  • To perform a manoeuvre or manoeuvres (verb)
  • To move or deploy or be moved or deployed, as military units, etc (verb)

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Use "manoeuvre" in a sentence
  • "A common understanding of fairness ought to dictate that this kind of manoeuvre is not worthy of a long discussion."
  • "The term "danger play" is less frequently found in the literature; it refers to a manoeuvre that guards against an unlikely distribution but loses a vital trick if the lie of cards is more or less normal."
  • "Obviously, my sense of maneuver/manoeuvre is a broad overall approach to a whole range of issues, of which “challenge” is only one …"