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tactician

[tak-tish-uh n] /tækˈtɪʃ ən/
noun
1.
a person who is adept in planning tactics.
Origin of tactician
1790-1800
First recorded in 1790-1800; tactic + -ian
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  • It was a bit of the art of an Old Bailey tactician, in which he found great relief.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • Stonewall Cogswell was as good a tactician as freelanced and he was more than that.

    Mercenary Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • Masters, tactician that he was, put the conversation into their hands.

    The Readjustment Will Irwin
  • On that day he combined the minister with the tactician of the Chamber.

    Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time Franois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  • If he had been less of a tactician, perhaps he would have come into action sooner.

    Famous Sea Fights John Richard Hale
  • "The greatest military critic and tactician of his age," I answered.

    Hilda Wade Grant Allen
  • He was an officers orderly in his youth and is some tactician, believe me.

    Under Cover Roi Cooper Megrue
  • As a warrior he was great, yet more of a tactician than a strategist.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
Word Origin and History for tactician
n.

1761, from tactic + -ian.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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