triple-A

noun

tri·​ple-A ˈtri-pəl-ˈā How to pronounce triple-A (audio)
variants or less commonly triple-A battery

Examples of triple-A in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Adell, a 2017 first-round pick who signed for $4.37 million, has crushed triple-A pitching for three years but struggled in parts of four seasons in the big leagues, batting .214 with a .625 on-base-plus-slugging percentage, 18 homers, 66 RBIs and 219 strikeouts in 580 at-bats over 178 games. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 30 Jan. 2024 Further Reading Spider-Man 2 review: Best-in-class comic-action melodrama This is far from the first example of a large leak from a triple-A game developer or publisher. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, 19 Dec. 2023 The Las Vegas Aviators, the Athletics’ triple-A club, have been one of the biggest draws in the minors since opening their new ballpark in 2019. Jorge Castillo, Los Angeles Times, 9 Oct. 2023 But Retro Game Corps, in particular, shows that battery life is only slightly better with weaker games and can be comparable or worse with triple-A titles. Sean Hollister, The Verge, 18 Sep. 2023 Some grumbled that opponents out of the pennant race would field the equivalent of triple-A lineups, while others moaned that a dugout of nearly 40 players gave a manager an unfair advantage. Steve Henson, Los Angeles Times, 1 Sep. 2023 These triple-A batteries have a 2300 mAh capacity, which lasts about 12 months. Nor'adila Hepburn, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Aug. 2023 Late Tuesday, Fitch Ratings became the second of the three major credit-rating firms to remove its coveted triple-A assessment of the United States government’s credit worthiness, a move that spurred debate in Washington about spending and tax policies. Christopher Rugaber, Fortune, 3 Aug. 2023 Lee, a first-round pick out of Cal in 2019, hit 25 home runs in triple-A last season and is batting .283 this season. Steve Henson, Los Angeles Times, 1 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of triple-A was in 1963

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“Triple-A.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triple-A. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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