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[tak-tish-uh n] /tækˈtɪʃ ən/
a person who is adept in planning tactics.
Origin of tactician
1790-1800; tactic + -ian Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He was the chief of staff to General Meade, and was a strategist, a tactician, and an engineer.

  • He was an officers orderly in his youth and is some tactician, believe me.

    Under Cover Roi Cooper Megrue
  • His advice was often asked and minded, but he gave it in the capacity of a frontiersman, not as a tactician or officer.

  • As a warrior he was great, yet more of a tactician than a strategist.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • He was a thorough disciplinarian, an able tactician, and the interests and welfare of his men were constantly upon his heart.

    War from the Inside Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
  • It seems that the officer in charge was a bit of a tactician and knew his men well.

    G. H. Q. Frank Fox
  • A leader of men rather than a tactician or strategist, he played on the enthusiasm of his soldiers by example rather than precept.

    Napoleon's Marshals R. P. Dunn-Pattison
  • No tactician, no engineer but would have realized their strategic importance.

    The Last Shot Frederick Palmer
Word Origin and History for tactician

1761, from tactic + -ian.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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