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[n] an action aimed at evading an enemy
[n] a move made to gain a tactical end
[n] a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great play"
[n] a military training exercise
[n] a plan for attaining a particular goal
[v] perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
[v] direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

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\Ma*neu"ver\, Manoeuvre \Ma*n[oe]u"vre\, n. [F. man[oe]uvre, OF. manuevre, LL. manopera, lit., hand work, manual labor; L. manus hand + opera, fr. opus work. See {Manual}, {Operate}, and cf. {Mainor}, {Manure}.]
1. Management; dexterous movement; specif., a military or naval evolution, movement, or change of position.
2. Management with address or artful design; adroit proceeding; stratagem.
\Ma*neu"ver\, Manoeuvre \Ma*n[oe]u"vre\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Maneuvered}or {Man[oe]uvred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Maneuvering}, or {Man[oe]uvring}.] [Cf. F. man[oe]uvrer. See {Maneuver}, n.]
1. To perform a movement or movements in military or naval tactics; to make changes in position with reference to getting advantage in attack or defense.
2. To manage with address or art; to scheme.
\Ma*neu"ver\, Manoeuvre \Ma*n[oe]u"vre\, v. t. To change the positions of, as of troops of ships.

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