World English Dictionary
manoeuvre or maneuver (məˈnuːvə)
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
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
[C15: from French, from Medieval Latin manuopera manual work, from Latin manū operāre to work with the hand]
ma'noeuvrable or maneuver
ma'neuverable or maneuver
manoeuvra'bility or maneuver
maneuvera'bility or maneuver
ma'noeuvrer or maneuver
ma'neuverer or maneuver
ma'noeuvring or maneuver
ma'neuvering or maneuver

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Word Origin & History

also manoeuver, alt. spelling of maneuver. Also see oe; -re. Related: manoeuvres; manoeuvring.
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Example sentences
The details of how he intends to manage it are still unclear, but he is gaining
  even more room for manoeuvre.
Neat, and better than putting the spoke key on the main body which would be
  harder to manoeuvre around the spokes themselves.
He is a wily politician, but his room for manoeuvre is limited.
But with a soaring budget deficit, the government's room for manoeuvre will be
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