maneuverable

[muh-noo-ver-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
capable of being steered or directed; easy to maneuver: The polyethylene craft remains as durable and maneuverable as any conventional high-performance kayak.
2.
able to maneuver easily: maneuverable troops; I felt extremely maneuverable on these shorter skis.

Origin:
maneuver + -able

maneuverability, noun
maneuverably, adverb
unmaneuverable, adjective
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maneuver (məˈnuːvə)
 
n, —vb
the usual US spelling of manoeuvre
 
ma'neuverable
 
adj
 
maneuvera'bility
 
n
 
ma'neuverer
 
n
 
ma'neuvering
 
n

manoeuvre or maneuver (məˈnuːvə)
 
n
1.  a contrived, complicated, and possibly deceptive plan or action: political manoeuvres
2.  a movement or action requiring dexterity and skill
3.  a.  a tactic or movement of one or a number of military or naval units
 b.  (plural) tactical exercises, usually on a large scale
4.  a planned movement of an aircraft in flight
5.  any change from the straight steady course of a ship
 
vb
6.  (tr) to contrive or accomplish with skill or cunning
7.  (intr) to manipulate situations, etc, in order to gain some end: to manoeuvre for the leadership
8.  (intr) to perform a manoeuvre or manoeuvres
9.  to move or deploy or be moved or deployed, as military units, etc
 
[C15: from French, from Medieval Latin manuopera manual work, from Latin manū operāre to work with the hand]
 
maneuver or maneuver
 
n
 
vb
 
[C15: from French, from Medieval Latin manuopera manual work, from Latin manū operāre to work with the hand]
 
ma'noeuvrable or maneuver
 
adj
 
ma'neuverable or maneuver
 
adj
 
manoeuvra'bility or maneuver
 
n
 
maneuvera'bility or maneuver
 
n
 
ma'noeuvrer or maneuver
 
n
 
ma'neuverer or maneuver
 
n
 
ma'noeuvring or maneuver
 
n
 
ma'neuvering or maneuver
 
n

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maneuverable
1921, from maneuver + -able. Related: Maneuverability.
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Example sentences for maneuverable
The more maneuverable vessel gives way to the less maneuverable vessel.
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