Definition of triple A in English:

triple A

(also AAA)


  • 1Finance
    [usually as modifier] The highest grading available from credit rating agencies.

    • ‘It operates like a private bank, with triple-A credit rating in money markets.’
    • ‘Its triple-A rating is due in large part to its ownership by the German government.’
    • ‘It has lost its triple-A credit rating and can't assume that lenders will be willing to refinance its growing debt forever.’
    • ‘He said the cuts were needed to curtail the previous Government's economic mismanagement and keep the State's triple-A credit rating intact.’
    • ‘He's on the electoral roll, and has a triple-A rating on the national credit rating databases.’
  • 2The highest competitive level in minor league baseball.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He returned to the Giants as first base coach in '96, and in late 1997 was named manager of their triple A Fresno club.’


triple A

/ˈtripəl ā/