manoeuvre, maneuver

The spelling manoeuvre is preferred in Canada and Britain, while maneuver prevails in the United States. Note that the last e is dropped in these combined forms—manoeuvring, manoeuvrable and manoeuvrability. The preposition around is often employed with the verb manoeuvre.

  • The crowd cheered as the pilot manoeuvred the first ship into the harbour.
  • Charlene manoeuvres around the defence to score the winning goal.
  • With careful manoeuvring, Stan was soon in line for a promotion.
  • The new tires improved manoeuvrability on the snowy road.
  • To practise manoeuvring the puck, Souleymane plays hockey at the outdoor rink in his neighbourhood.

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