A-team definition

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(informal) A group consisting of the best members of a larger group; an elite group.

An A-team of foreign-policy advisers.

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(informal) The group or team which performs its work most effectively; a very good team.

It looks like the A team are on duty tonight - I've never seen the hall cleared so quickly!

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A subunit of the Special Forces, usually consisting of 12 soldiers.
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Alternative form of A team.
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(sports) The best of a set of teams in a single club.

The A team are playing away this Saturday.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
a-team
Plural:
a-teams

Origin of a-team

  • Informal name for A-detachment a first in a series detachment

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition