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tactician

[tak-tish-uh n]
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noun
  1. a person who is adept in planning tactics.
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Origin of tactician

First recorded in 1790–1800; tactic + -ian
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Examples from the Web for tactician

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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.

  • 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


Word Origin and History for tactician

n.

1761, from tactic + -ian.

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