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“Maneuver” or “Manoeuvre”

Language

Maneuver and manoeuvre are both English terms.

Usage

Maneuver is predominantly used in 🇺🇸 American (US) English (en-US) while manoeuvre is predominantly used in 🇬🇧 British English (used in UK/AU/NZ) (en-GB).

In terms of actual appearance and usage, here's a breakdown by country, with usage level out of 100 (if available) 👇:

Term US UK India Philippines Canada Australia Liberia Ireland New Zealand Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago Guyana
maneuver 99 64 72 98 68 69 0 65 68 82 80 100
manoeuvre 1 36 28 2 32 31 0 35 32 18 20 0

  • In the United States, there is a preference for "maneuver" over "manoeuvre" (99 to 1).
  • In the United Kingdom, there is a preference for "maneuver" over "manoeuvre" (64 to 36).
  • In India, there is a preference for "maneuver" over "manoeuvre" (72 to 28).
  • In the Philippines, there is a preference for "maneuver" over "manoeuvre" (98 to 2).
  • In Canada, there is a preference for "maneuver" over "manoeuvre" (68 to 32).
  • In Australia, there is a preference for "maneuver" over "manoeuvre" (69 to 31).
  • In Liberia, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "maneuver" and "manoeuvre".
  • In Ireland, there is a preference for "maneuver" over "manoeuvre" (65 to 35).
  • In New Zealand, there is a preference for "maneuver" over "manoeuvre" (68 to 32).
  • In Jamaica, there is a preference for "maneuver" over "manoeuvre" (82 to 18).
  • In Trinidad & Tobago, there is a preference for "maneuver" over "manoeuvre" (80 to 20).
  • In Guyana, there is a preference for "maneuver" over "manoeuvre" (100 to 0).
Examples

Below, we provide some examples of when to use maneuver or manoeuvre with sample sentences.

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Examples in Context

Examples of “maneuver”

  • in episode 9 ("The Bernadette Maneuver / Cynllwyn Bernadette"), could be
  • The spectacular overtaking maneuver by Zanardi later became known
  • order to safely and successfully maneuver a horse in a pattern
  • A maneuver that is sometimes used for
  • cube utilizing a God's Number maneuver of 17 results in a
  • Summit, he used the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge a peanut from
  • last mission to use the maneuver was the Apollo–Soyuz Test Project
  • – a transposition and docking maneuver would have been required on
  • must mimic in order to maneuver the character out of danger,
  • Vice President, Dallas sought to maneuver himself into contention for the

Examples of “manoeuvre”

  • and an abandonment of tactical manoeuvre.
  • other vehicles, particularly when drivers manoeuvre to change lanes.
  • During that last manoeuvre Sæl hit an underwater rock
  • to climb and unwieldy to manoeuvre at altitude, although they were
  • Using fire and manoeuvre to cross a football pitch
  • flagship Formidable successfully completed the manoeuvre, but neither Indomptable nor Desaix
  • factors include incorrectly performing a manoeuvre, lack of supervision by the
  • plan was a classic pincer manoeuvre.
  • between two chairs in a manoeuvre known as the "Conchairto", which
  • part of a state government manoeuvre in relation to timber extraction,


(Examples are Wikipedia snippets under the CC ShareAlike 3.0 license.)


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