A-team (āʹtēm') n.
1. A subunit of the Special Forces, usually consisting of 12 soldiers.
2. Informal. A group having a special mission, especially in a leadership role: “America is the A-team among nations, bursting with energy, courage and determination” (Ronald Reagan).
  [Informal name for A-detachment: a1 first in a series + detachment.]

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