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A commonly misunderstood word. Pretty much anything can be tactical provided you are using it in a tactical application.

A word used by firearm, cutlery, ammo, or clothes manufacturers to make their products more appealing. The advertisement for said “tactical” products usually includes pictures of the armed forces, fire, explosions, people dressed up like SWAT members, and American flags

These tactical products tend to cost a lot more than regular products and usually offer nothing other than tacky looks. Usually the guns are black and have folding stocks. Blades tend to be menacing looking. Usually they will have large serrations, an awkward grind , and most likely painted black or camo.
Idiot: Look I just bought this new knife. The Nocturnal Special-Ops US Marine SAS Killer.

Me: What do you plan to use it for?

Idiot: Everyday tactical carry.

Me: Good luck trying to convince a jury you weren’t planning to hurt anyone when you decided to star carrying that.
by J.M.u....h May 31, 2009
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Short for Tactical Vomit, the precautionary measure of making oneself puke mid-way through a night of heavy drinking to ensure that you don't pass out early. Very useful for light-weights.
Normally, I'd be shit-faced by now, but I did a quick tactical before we left.
by Will_A August 16, 2005
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Word frequently used by some policemen who lack communication & people-skills and are more concerned with having cool police-gear than with actually doing good old-fashioned police work.

Tactical can also relate/refer to anything with more emphasis on equipment, weapons, defensive-training, & Officer-Safety than on getting out there in the street, knocking on doors, talking to the community, and getting the job done.
"Why's Detective Florentine standing so close and taking notes while interviewing that gang-banger? Dude, that's not tactical."
by goodcop8 November 24, 2007
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The idea of taking a crap before you go out to makes sure you dont have to crap in a dingy public bathroom
P1: we should get going now

P2: wait i need to take a tactical first before we leave
by mcniece_racing March 27, 2011
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The threat or action of doing bodily harm to someone, usually with bare hands.
Dude, you'd best get outta my grill before I go tactical on 'yo ass.
by Cletus January 13, 2004
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1. A word to define the process of taking a hurried, strategically timed wank with the sole intention of cramming as many 'tacticals' into your day as possible.

2. Can also be used to relieve sexual pressure a short while before a nervously anticipated meeting with a girlfriend or figure of sexual interest.

guy 1: where's Fred?
guy 2: gone for another tactical, my kleenex supply is diminishing at a worrying rate because of that obsessive bastard..


Guy 1. You all set to meet Juliet?
Guy 2. What if i get a boner? she's bound to see! she'll never even look at me again!
Guy 1: Alright then, you can take three minutes out on the tram and have a quick tactical but you'll have to be speedy!
by HelvedSnooty April 13, 2012
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