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tactical maneuver

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tactical maneuver a move made to gain a tactical end
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Quotations

  • Karl Marx
    Karl%20Marx
    “Nothing has changed in Russias policy. Her methods, her tactics, her maneuvers may change, but the pole starworld dominationis immutable.”

Usage

In literature:

His apparent acceptance of it at Atlanta was only a tactical maneuver.
"The Black Experience in America" by Norman Coombs
A tactical maneuver by the flank in the presence of the enemy is quite a different affair.
"The Art of War" by Baron Henri de Jomini
I felt a little easier about my tactical maneuvers.
"Sense from Thought Divide" by Mark Irvin Clifton
So far as I know, this was a revolutionary maneuver in military tactics, comparable only to the explosion of a set mine.
"Edge of the Jungle" by William Beebe
But the outflanking tactics of Bourcet, with feints and swift maneuvering, have had little to do with it.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
This maneuver was one of Cornstalk's cunning tactics, the alternate advance and retreat somewhat confusing our men.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
Then we would fly formation for an hour or so, practicing different tactical maneuvers.
"Test Pilot" by Jimmy Collins
It was the tactical unit, that is, the troops maneuvered as regiments when in the presence of an enemy.
"The Old First Massachusetts Coast Artillery in War and Peace" by Frederick Morse Cutler
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In news:

In the first Gulf War, the US military used deception to execute its famous "Hail Mary" tactical maneuver and surprise Iraqi forces.
The aircrew of a UH-1N prepares for a sharp tactical maneuver over a forest in southern Alabama Sept 19.
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