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See also: A-team



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A team (plural A teams)

  1. (sports) The best of a set of teams in a single club.
    The A team are playing away this Saturday.
  2. (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!
  3. (cricket, rugby) A country's reserve team or development squad, comprising the best players not selected in the national team.
    He was then selected for the South African A team before making his international debut… [1]
    NSW all-rounder Moises Henriques has been named captain of the Australia A team to play England in Hobart next week. [2]

Usage notesEdit

In sports, teams are often labeled, A team, B team, C team, etc. or 1st, 2nd 3rd. In informal usage, only "A team" is used.