maneuver maneuver  /mə ˈnu vər/


  1. (n) a military training exercise
  2. (n) a plan for attaining a particular goal
  3. (n) a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
  4. (n) a move made to gain a tactical end
  5. (n) an action aimed at evading an opponent
  6. (v) direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
  7. (v) act in order to achieve a certain goal
  8. (v) perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense


  1. The maneuver gained him a head start on the rush of students down the center aisle.
  2. I will never forget a visit to Krefeld where we tried to outwit an angry mob of protesters with a decoy motorcadea maneuver which met with a spectacular lack of success.
  3. The maneuver couldn't have been more humiliating for a guerrilla force that a decade ago looked as though it might actually defeat the Colombian government.


  1. Army's Piñon Canyon development may be put to rest

    The possibility that the Army will expand into the prairie lands of Piñon Canyon may be put to rest forever. The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a measure that requires an act of Congress for the Army to take over the Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Denver Post

  2. Engineer regiment welcomes new officer

    Command Sgt. Maj. Butler Kendrick Jr. became the U.S. Army Engineer School's 17th regimental command sergeant major Thursday during a change-of-responsibility ceremony held on the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence (MSCoE) Plaza at Fort Leonard Wood.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Rolla Daily News

  3. Alcohol, speed suspected factors in fatal crash Saturday

    The driver in a double-fatality accident Saturday in Joplin is suspected of having been intoxicated and speeding at almost twice the posted limit. He may also have been attempting a trick-driving maneuver, according to a probable-cause affidavit.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Joplin Globe


  1. "Part of the reason we were in the C-17 is because part of it is armored," Clinton said. "I was moved up into the cockpit. Everyone else was told to sit on their bullet proof vests. We came in in an evasive maneuver. Those of you who have...
    on Mar 17, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: New York Daily News

  2. "This maneuver threatens to leave taxpayers, rather than the oil companies, on the hook for future disasters like the BP oil spill," Obama said in a statement. "I urge the Senate Republicans to stop playing special interest politics and join...
    on May 18, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "We are convinced that we can win the World Cup," coach Oscar Tabarez said. "We don't have a lot of room to maneuver. We have to play very well each time. Winning this victory over the home team, the national squad, with all the fans behind...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Oscar Tabarez Source: The Associated Press

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