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A method of betting, as on a horserace, in which the bettor must correctly pick those finishing in the first and second places in precisely that sequence. Also called perfecta.
[From American Spanish quiniela exacta, exact quiniela (a game of chance), from Spanish exacta, feminine of exacto, from Latin exāctus; see exact.]
(Gambling, except Cards) gambling a horse-racing bet in which the first and second horses are predicted in order
n., pl. -act•as.
a type of bet, esp. on horse races, in which the bettor must select the first- and second-place finishers in exact order.
[1960–65; ellipsis of American Spanish quiniela exacta exact quinella]