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trifecta

[trahy-fek-tuh] /ˈtraɪˌfɛk tə/
noun
1.
a type of bet, especially on horse races, in which the bettor must select the first three finishers in exact order.
2.
a race in which such bets are made.
Compare superfecta.
Also called triple.
Origin of trifecta
1970-1975
1970-75; tri- + (per)fecta
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trifecta

/traɪˈfɛktə/
noun
1.
a form of betting in which the punter selects the first three place-winners in a horse race in the correct order
2.
any achievement involving three successful outcomes
Word Origin
from tri- + (per)fecta, a US system of betting
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Word Origin and History for trifecta
n.

1974, from tri- + perfecta.

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