Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who is skilled in the planning and execution of military tactics.
  • noun A clever maneuverer.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who is versed in tactics; an adroit manager in any kind of action; specifically, a skilful director of military or naval operations or forces.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One versed in tactics; hence, a skillful maneuverer; an adroit manager.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person skilled in the planning and execution of tactics

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who is skilled at planning tactics

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Examples

  • Löw was the assistant who was known as the tactician behind the new-wave, camp-leader energy of Klinsi in Germany's spirited third-place finish during the 2006 World Cup.

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  • Yeah, I'd prefer a no name tactician, who raises boatloads of money and isn't writing books.

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  • The tradermale he called Beckhette was what he called his "tactician," a term apparently from the tradermale cult tongue.

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  • I have drawn up my arguments in battle array: they shall have the "tactician" excellence of the mathematician, with the enthusiasm of the poet.

    Biographia Epistolaris, Volume 1.

  • The word "tactician" is usually applied to military movements, but it has a broader meaning than this; it embodies the idea of a peculiar skill or faculty -- a nice perception or discernment which is characterized by adroit planning or management, artfully directed in politics or diplomacy in government.

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  • You mean like when Manning was being a "tactician" and a "strategist" in 98 when he threw 28 picks?

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  • You mean like when Manning was being a "tactician" and a "strategist" in 98 when he threw 28 picks?

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  • You mean like when Manning was being a "tactician" and a "strategist" in 98 when he threw 28 picks?

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  • You mean like when Manning was being a "tactician" and a "strategist" in 98 when he threw 28 picks? salty_koolaid wrote:

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  • You mean like when Manning was being a "tactician" and a "strategist" in 98 when he threw 28 picks?

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