manoeuvre

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manoeuvre

(US), maneuver
1. Aerounautics a planned movement of an aircraft in flight
2. Nautical any change from the straight steady course of a ship
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He manoeuvred so cunningly that I could not get within half a dozen rods of him.
If he liked her, if he had manoeuvred to get her to Simpson's, might this be a manoeuvre to get her to London, and result in an offer of marriage?
It was not in the mate's province to go out in the boats, and though I manoeuvred cunningly for it, Wolf Larsen never granted me the privilege.