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A-team

(ā′tēm′)
n.
1. A subunit of the Special Forces, usually consisting of 12 soldiers.
2. Informal A group consisting of the best members of a larger group; an elite group: an A-team of foreign-policy advisers.

[Informal name for A-detachment : a, first in a series + detachment.]
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Noun1.A-team - a group of elite soldiers or a leadership group of advisors or workers in an organizationA-team - a group of elite soldiers or a leadership group of advisors or workers in an organization
team, squad - a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
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Dismounted troops such as Special Operations Forces A-Teams are often on their own, behind enemy lines and vulnerable to attack.
Australia A were slated to play a pair of four-day matches against South Africa A as well as a limited-overs tri-series against the Proteas' and India's A-teams.
Bilateral series between A-teams and Under-19 teams from both countries will also be announced soon, the PCB chairman said.
The Philippines had lost to India, Chinese-Taipei and China, with the Indians and the Taiwanese fielding in basically their A-teams.
Rick also explains that, "I had/have friends who went straight from training into Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol units, Special Forces A-Teams operating in Cambodia, Laos and North Vietnam, and as a Specialist Fourth Class I received a secret clearance within 14 months of joining the military," when asked if his experiences are somehow told in the novel.
A-TEAMs main research goal is to further understanding of how and to what extent consumer chemicals enter humans, and of how we can best monitor the presence of such chemicals in our indoor environment, diet, and bodies.
We play against some of the Armed Forces teams, as well as other universities, Premiership and Magners League A-teams.
The competition would have included the top six from the Principality Premiership, 12 clubs from Guinness Premiership Two, with three Irish provincial A-teams and three Scottish development teams.
The club's A-teams all compete in Division One and are regularly in the running for league titles, with the club's female team winning most recently.
Albania, Lithuania, Moldova, Malta, Macedonia, Slovenia, Estonia, Latvia, Austria, Bulgaria, Armenia, Georgia and Andorra - they truly are an appalling set of A-teams.
Being an early adopter and high-profile reference customer, Lloyd's "had the A-teams from each of the suppliers on site throughout", says Rawson.
Two Special Forces A-teams (Operational Detachment Alpha 391 and ODA 392), comprising 26 Green Berets, three Air Force combat controllers and two other soldiers, took on a reinforced Iraqi motorized rifle company numbering in the hundreds.