• A movement, often one performed with difficulty.

    "Parallel parking can be a difficult maneuver."

  • An adroit or cunning action; a stratagem.
  • (often in the plural) A large training field-exercise of military troops.

    "Joint NATO maneuvers are as much an exercise in diplomacy as in tactics and logistics."

  • "The army was on maneuvers."


  • (figuratively, intransitive) To intrigue, manipulate, plot, scheme

    "The patriarch maneuvered till his offspring occupied countless key posts"

  • (figuratively, transitive) To guide, steer, manage purposefully
  • (transitive) To move (something) carefully, and often with difficulty, into a certain position.

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