Definition of triple A in English:

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triple A

Pronunciation: /ˈtripəl ā/
(also AAA)


1 [usually as modifier] Finance The highest grading available from credit rating agencies.
Example sentences
  • He said the cuts were needed to curtail the previous Government's economic mismanagement and keep the State's triple-A credit rating intact.
  • It has lost its triple-A credit rating and can't assume that lenders will be willing to refinance its growing debt forever.
  • Its triple-A rating is due in large part to its ownership by the German government.
2The highest competitive level in minor league baseball.
Example sentences
  • He returned to the Giants as first base coach in '96, and in late 1997 was named manager of their triple A Fresno club.
  • The going rate these days for a minor league baseball teams can be upwards of $10 million for a triple A team, and even those are hard to find because most of the major league teams own their triple A affiliates.
  • Then there are the triple A teams dotting the landscape, and then the double A teams, and finally the single A teams.

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Syllabification: tri·ple A

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