tactician

noun
tac·​ti·​cian | \ tak-ˈti-shən How to pronounce tactician (audio) \

Definition of tactician

: one versed in tactics

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But Sutter was an underrated tactician, known for finding the right line combinations and shrewd matchups. Curtis Zupke, latimes.com, "Former Kings coach Darryl Sutter hired as advisor to Ducks’ coaching staff," 2 July 2019 Sermanni’s reputation proceeds him, both as an experienced tactician and affable person. Julian Cardillo, Pro Soccer USA, "Former Orlando Pride coach Tom Sermanni hoping to invigorate New Zealand," 16 June 2019 Her Sansa began the show as a naive, vulnerable teenager and ended it as a pillar of steel, a leader and tactician at the estimable peak of her powers. Justin Chang, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Dark Phoenix’ isn’t the revival the ‘X-Men’ series needed," 6 June 2019 Her Sansa began the show as a naive, vulnerable teenager and ended it as a pillar of steel, a leader and tactician at the estimable peak of her powers. Justin Chang, latimes.com, "Review: 'Dark Phoenix' isn't the revival the 'X-Men' series needed," 4 June 2019 Nurse, who was promoted last June after five seasons as an assistant, has emerged as one of the league’s top tacticians. Connor Letourneau, SFChronicle.com, "What the Raptors’ Game 2 box-and-one zone says about the Warriors," 4 June 2019 North opened the campaign as the skipper of Enterprise with Burnham as his tactician. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Innovator North always pushed the envelope, but ‘wasn’t afraid to fail’," 5 June 2019 His proceeding tenure at PSG, while statistically impressive and silverware laden, showed his inhibitions as a top level tactician. SI.com, "Why Laurent Blanc is the Worst Possible Managerial Choice for Chelsea in 2018," 8 June 2018 The president, meanwhile, would serve only as commander-in-chief—a wartime tactician, not a kingly grand strategist. Ken Buck, WSJ, "Congress, Take Your War Powers Back," 24 Sep. 2018

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1798, in the meaning defined above

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tactician

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tactician

: someone who is good at making plans in order to achieve particular goals

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