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

Definition of tactician

: one versed in tactics

Examples of tactician in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 20-year-old Boise State University standout is a cross-country tactician in the fall, an aggressive steeplechaser during track season, and a sure-footed trail runner in summer. Dan Roe, Outside Online, 20 Nov. 2017 Stotts, though, is considered to be a strong offensive tactician with more than a 1,000 games of coaching experience. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 20 May 2022 Since joining Steve Kerr’s staff before the 2016-17 season, Brown has been indispensable as a tactician and planner. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Apr. 2022 Aboard Stars & Stripes yesterday were five crewmen — Conner, tactician Tom Whidden, mainsheet trimmer Jon Wright, bowman Scott Vogel and grinder Kyle Smith -- who were aboard Liberty on its historic loss in 1983. San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Feb. 2022 Another factor that makes Kelly widely desirable is his track record as an offensive innovator and tactician, which did not appreciably suffer even when his teams were losing in his first few seasons at UCLA. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 11 Dec. 2021 Just ask Paul Chelimo, a shrewd tactician on the track who just won a bronze medal in the 5,000-meters at the Tokyo Olympics, who will be making his Fifth Avenue debut in Manhattan on Sunday. Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, 11 Sep. 2021 Such assistance is seldom offered free of charge, particularly not by as canny a tactician as Mr. Putin. New York Times, 6 Jan. 2022 But Ridley-Thomas’s last impression at City Hall was not as a firebrand but as an adept political tactician. Los Angeles Times, 16 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of tactician

1798, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tactician

borrowed from French tacticien, from tactique tactic entry 1 + -ien -ian, as translation of New Latin tacticus, noun derivative of tacticus tactic entry 2

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20 Jul 2022

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“Tactician.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tactician. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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