exactas

exacta

[ig-zak-tuh]
noun
1.
a type of bet, especially on horse races, in which the bettor must select the first- and second-place finishers in exact order.
2.
a race in which such bets are made.
Also called perfecta.
Compare quinella.


Origin:
1960–65; ellipsis of American Spanish quiniela exacta exact quinella

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exacta
type of horse-racing bet, 1964, said to have originated in N.Y.; from exact.
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