A movement to place ships or aircraft in a position of advantage over the enemy. A tactical exercise carried out at sea, in the air, on the ground or on a map in imitation of war. The operation of a ship, aircraft or a vehicle to cause it to perform desired movements. Employment of forces on the battlefield through movement in combination with fire or fire potential, to achieve a position of advantage in respect to the enemy in order to accomplish the mission.
To control the movement and direction of something, as to manoeuvre a vehicle.
a military training exercise
a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill; "he made a great maneuver"; "the runner was out on a play by the shortstop"
a move made to gain a tactical end
act in order to achieve a certain goal; "He maneuvered to get the chairmanship"; "She maneuvered herself into the directorship"
perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
(ma- nu-ver) (Fr. Mnoeuvee- to work by hand) A planned movement or procedure designed to achieve a specific purpose.