Definition of tactician
: one versed in tactics
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Putin has shown himself to be a skillful, focused tactician who carefully prepares and is not easily distracted from his goals.
Real strategy General George Washington was an average tactician but a brilliant strategist, who carefully aligned his bold goals with realistic plans that matched his resources.
Never underestimate a parliamentary tactician and legislative mastermind like Mitch McConnell.
Yet even the Senate Republican leader, regarded by both parties as one of Capitol Hill's craftiest tacticians, proved unable to steer a wildly unpopular health care bill through the Senate this week on his own crushing timetable.
For McConnell, 75, whose reputation as a legislative tactician has grown to near legendary proportions, the health care bill may be the biggest test of all.
In 2013 Oracle Team USA made use of some lay days to make crucial tweaks to their boat set-up and changed some personnel, bringing in legendary British Olympic sailor Sir Ben Ainslie as tactician.
Emmy Stuart worked the bow while Brad Julian served as tactician and trimmer for Horowitz.
Craving good publicity, McMahon—a political player and a skillful administrator, a hands-on warrior and a master tactician—lets a journalist, Sean Cullen (Scoot McNairy), follow him around.
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Definition of tactician for English Language Learners
: someone who is good at making plans in order to achieve particular goals
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