1 [countable] a movement performed with care and skilla complicated/skilful manoeuvreYou will be asked to perform some standard manoeuvres during your driving test.2 [countable, uncountable] a clever plan, action or movement that is used to give somebody an advantage
manoeuvrenoun (especially US maneuver)
məˈnuːvə(r) ; məˈnuːvər
Synonymmovediplomatic manoeuvresa complex manoeuvre in a game of chessThe amendment was somehow introduced by political manoeuvre.3 manoeuvres [plural] military exercises involving a large number of soldiers, ships, etcThe army is on manoeuvres in the desert.
freedom of/room for manoeuvre
the chance to change the way that something happens and influence decisions that are madeSmall farmers have limited room for manoeuvre.