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Definition of "maneuver" []

  • A strategic or tactical military or naval movement. (noun)
  • A large-scale tactical exercise carried out under simulated conditions of war. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • A controlled change in movement or direction of a moving vehicle or vessel, as in the flight path of an aircraft. (noun)
  • A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity. (noun)
  • A strategic action undertaken to gain an end. (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.

Use "maneuver" in a sentence
  • "They have so many, the simplest way to maneuver is to do an Advanced Search on Google (or another search engine that allows you to specify the domain): september 11 site: www."
  • "This maneuver is accomplished by attaching a weight, at the end of a long rope, to the top of the balloon."
  • "Even the dreaded “panties on the head” maneuver is ok with us."