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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v manoeuvre perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
    • v manoeuvre direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    • v manoeuvre act in order to achieve a certain goal "He maneuvered to get the chairmanship","She maneuvered herself into the directorship"
    • n manoeuvre an action aimed at evading an opponent
    • n manoeuvre a move made to gain a tactical end
    • n manoeuvre a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill "he made a great maneuver","the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"
    • n manoeuvre a military training exercise
    • n manoeuvre a plan for attaining a particular goal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. & v Manoeuvre See Maneuver.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Manoeuvre ma-nōō′vėr or ma-nū′- a piece of dexterous management: stratagem: a skilful and clever movement in military or naval tactics
    • v.i., v.t Manoeuvre to perform a manœuvre: to manage with art: to change the position of troops or of ships: to affect or to gain by manœuvres
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In literature:

All three now returned to watch the manoeuvres of the birds, that, not having seen them by the nest, still continued playing among the flowers.
"The Boy Hunters" by Captain Mayne Reid
For the last half-hour I was too busy watching the manoeuvres of the wildebeest bull, to take my gaze off him for a moment.
"The Bush Boys" by Captain Mayne Reid
And still they would manoeuvre a hundredweight of timber to a pin's point.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
You see, my horses are in the way here, where there is no room to manoeuvre.
"Gil the Gunner" by George Manville Fenn
It was a manoeuvre, and there would be an attempt to rescue, after all.
"In Honour's Cause" by George Manville Fenn
She was about a mile away and promised to escape, but Captain Maitland did not mean to be out-manoeuvred this time.
"The Black Bar" by George Manville Fenn
The Spaniards, totally unprepared for such a manoeuvre, at first scarcely comprehended what had happened.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
Frank, becoming accustomed to everything else, still dreaded that manoeuvre.
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
The brave master groaned when he saw the manoeuvre, for he felt how completely he was at the mercy of the enemy.
"The Pirate of the Mediterranean" by W.H.G. Kingston
Every manoeuvre that could be thought of was tried, every sail was set.
"True Blue" by W.H.G. Kingston
The whole manoeuvre was executed with the greatest rapidity and in the most perfect silence.
"Paul Gerrard" by W.H.G. Kingston
Andy manoeuvred round him a little longer, and again essayed to be heard.
"Handy Andy, Volume One" by Samuel Lover
You should see the manoeuvres we perform in order to exchange a sly smile or a shake of the hands out of sight.
"French and Oriental Love in a Harem" by Mario Uchard
The Cardinal succeeded in rendering this manoeuvre abortive, without appearing to have any hand in it.
"Political Women (Vol. 1 of 2)" by Sutherland Menzies
But if by this manoeuvre he expected to precipitate the spy into the room, he was disappointed, for the outer office was empty.
"The White Mice" by Richard Harding Davis
But such a manoeuvre, particularly for the novice, is far from easy.
"Learning to Fly" by Claude Grahame-White
It was curious at times to watch her crew being drilled in various martial manoeuvres.
"Due South or Cuba Past and Present" by Maturin M. Ballou
Sometimes he continues this manoeuvring for hours, until the labour is over.
"Adventures in the Philippine Islands" by Paul P. de La Gironière
The excitement of these last manoeuvres had somewhat interfered with the watch I had kept hitherto, sharply enough, upon the coxswain.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
This manoeuvre required management.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë

In poetry:

O what are they doing with all that gear,
What are they doing this morning, morning?
Only their usual manoeuvres, dear,
Or perhaps a warning.
"O What Is That Sound" by W H Auden

In news:

Lions' Tim Brown tries to manoeuvre past Calgary Stampeders' defender Keenan MacDougall during Friday's Canadian Football League game in chilly Calgary.
High flyer hits snag with new manoeuvre .
Notable deaths in TV 2012, A-M. Air Canada strike blocked with legal manoeuvre .
One of the bands that could truly be labeled synthpop pioneers, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, is back in action.
But subsequent manoeuvres by the remaining members of the inner circle, led by Mediobanca, suggest otherwise.
Whale feeding manoeuvre captured in footage .
Researchers have captured never-seen-before footage of blue whales performing 360-degree rolling manoeuvres to gulp mouthfuls of krill.
When it comes to American Jews and the Middle East, the president has more room for manoeuvre than you might think.
It's not a good day for a drive around Derrylin, but Cathal McGovern is more than happy to manoeuvre the country roads in the driving rain.
Ben Affleck's Middle Eastern manoeuvres.
The forum at the London Evening Standard newspaper has had a few nervous posts since N.Korea threatened a kind of nuclear holy war jihad against the ROK in response to proposed joint US/ROK war manoeuvres around the DMZ.
Their size makes them ideal for manoeuvring through crowded streets and squeezing into tiny parking spaces.

In science:

The nature of interaction between the particles is consistent with the tendency of the drivers to park their cars near to each other and in the same time keep a distance sufficient for manoeuvring.
Modelling gap-size distribution of parked cars using random-matrix theory
The repulsive two-body term is meant as an expression of the tendency of the driver to keep a distance from the other parked cars in order to allow for parking manoeuvring.
Modelling gap-size distribution of parked cars using random-matrix theory
In model A, cars are allowed to park only if the space is larger than l + ε, where the extra space ε give a room to manoeuvre.
Modelling gap-size distribution of parked cars using random-matrix theory
We must ensure that the various wires for power and data transport do not reduce the manoeuvrability of the eel by introducing couples or additional forces to overcome during the movement.
The eel-like robot
This manoeuvre simpli fies the calculations, but h as no fundamental status.
How Classical Particles Emerge From the Quantum World
One can think of such a deliberate manoeuvre being represented abstractly in the form of one of the information processes in (3) taking an ‘incorrect’ value of σ .
Asset pricing with random information flow
With plenty of room for manoeuvre, two strategies developed.
The End for Extended Inflation?
Because the constraints act at the same time, much of the room to manoeuvre in model building has been eliminated and many models are now excluded15 . A heuristic way to see the potential conflict is to realise that in the GR limit both bubble and perturbation spectra are scale-invariant.
The End for Extended Inflation?
Each spacecraft is approximately cylindrical, and carries the main antenna on one end, which is generally kept pointing towards the earth by spin stabilisation and correcting manoeuvres.
The correct analysis and explanation of the Pioneer-Galileo anomalies
At points inbetween P0 and P1, however, the spacecraft would be seasonally occluded by the sun when the earth is near A, in which case, earth-targeting manoeuvres and measurements are both impossible.
The correct analysis and explanation of the Pioneer-Galileo anomalies
Being cumulative, (eq. 1 in ), the anomaly would continue to grow at the rate set by the last targeting manoeuvre during the occlusion.
The correct analysis and explanation of the Pioneer-Galileo anomalies
We do not know how frequently the targeting manoeuvres were being performed, but it seems less likely that they would have been needed from near A, where θ changes the least, than from points E and F, before and after the occlusion, respectively, and is most likely around C, where θ varies most rapidly.
The correct analysis and explanation of the Pioneer-Galileo anomalies
There is then no need to convolute a calculated cross section with “intrinsic transverse momentum” for the quarks; this manoeuvre is only necessary as an ad hoc correction to a formalism that is incomplete.
The QCD and Standard Model Working Group: Summary Report from Les Houches
However, while it is interesting to track progress in this field and to speculate on what it all means, it seems clear that theorists have had long enough to manoeuvre that the present data no longer strongly constrain any popular cosmological model.
What have we already learned from the CMB?
The scans will be performed once a week by performing a “slew - and stare” manoeuvre of the spacecraft along the visible (accessible) part of the Galactic plane with latitude extent ±10◦ .
The INTEGRAL Core Observing Programme