Ma*neu"ver, Ma*neu"vre (?), n. [F. maneuvre, 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.

 

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Ma*neu"ver, Ma*neu"vre, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Maneuvered (#) or Maneuvred; p. pr. & vb. n. Maneuvering (), or Maneuvring ().] [Cf. F. maneuvrer. 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.

 

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Ma*neu"ver, Ma*neu"vre, v. t.

To change the positions of, as of troops of ships.

 

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Ma*neu"vre (?), n. & v.

See Maneuver.

 

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