- A movement, often one performed with difficulty.
- (often plural) A large movement of military troops.
verb (manoeuvres, manoeuvring, manoeuvred)
- The British army was on manoeuvres.
Etymology: From French manoeuvre (noun) and manoeuvrer (verb), from Old French manovrer, from vulgar Latin , from Latin manu "by hand" + operari "to work".
- (transitive) To move (something) carefully, and often with difficulty, into a certain position.
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