ma‧noeu‧vre1 British English ; maneuver American English
a skilful or careful movement that you make, for example in order to avoid something or go through a narrow space:
A careful driver will often stop talking before carrying out a complex manoeuvre.
2 [uncountable and countable]
a skilful or carefully planned action intended to gain an advantage for yourself:
They tried by diplomatic maneuvers to obtain an agreement.
military activities, such as pretending to fight a battle, which are done as practice or training [= exercises]:
Large-scale military manoeuvres are being carried out near the border.
troops on night manoeuvres
the possibility of changing your plans or decisions in order to achieve what you want:
As I see it, Lisa, you don't really have a great deal of room for manoeuvre.