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

Definition of tactician

: one versed in tactics

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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 The #WengerOut debacle has been as hotly debated in Africa as anywhere else, and now the French tactician is gone fans are taking stock of his reign. Chris Giles, CNN, "Arsenal superfan shares favorite Wenger moments," 17 May 2018 After spending too much of season 2 sidelined, Alex finally grows into the pragmatic, morally ambiguous tactician he was meant to be. Samantha Nelson, The Verge, "Season 2 of Runaways forges a bold new path — eventually," 21 Dec. 2018 But as long as the Blues stay in the title race, Sarri the grizzled old tactician will carry that new-manager sheen. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "The Premier League Was Supposed to be a Two-Team Race. But Chelsea Keeps Hanging Around.," 19 Oct. 2018 The experienced tactician has been in charge of Iran since 2011 and has taken the team to new heights. John Duerden, chicagotribune.com, "World Cup Countdown: Iran face tough draw after unbeaten qualifiers," 20 May 2018 Spieth is an intense tactician who is in constant dialogue with his caddy, Michael Greller. Daniel Rapaport, SI.com, "Ryder Cup Teammates Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed Set for Pivotal Tie at the Match Play," 22 Mar. 2018 The German tactician had initially earmarked Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt as the man to fire Liverpool to silverware last season. SI.com, "Liverpool Could Revive Interest in German Star After Opting for Mohamed Salah Instead Last Summer," 1 July 2018 Undoubtedly, finding a strong tactician — someone who can adapt, be creative and maximize the talents of the players on the roster — is important. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "GM Jon Horst, Bucks looking for right fit as coaching search begins," 4 May 2018

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1798, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of tactician

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

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