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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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