Pronunciation: (foot'wûrk"), [key]
1. the use of the feet, as in tennis, boxing, or dancing.
2. travel by foot from one place to another, as in gathering facts or fulfilling an assignment; legwork: The project entailed a great deal of footwork.
3. the act or process of maneuvering, esp. in a skillful manner: It took a bit of fancy footwork to avoid the issue.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.