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Maneuver


MANEU'VER, noun [Latin manus, the hand, and oeuvre, work, Latin opera.]

1. Management; dexterous movement, particularly in an army or navy; any evolution, movement or change of position among companies, battalions, regiments, ships, etc. for the purpose of distributing the forces in the best manner to meet the enemy.

2. Management with address or artful design.

MANEU'VER, verb intransitive To move or change positions among troops or ships, for the purpose of advantageous attack of defense; or in military exercise, for the purpose of discipline.

1. To manage with address or art.

MANEU'VER, verb transitive To change the positions of troops or ships.