exacta

(redirected from Exacto)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms.

ex·act·a

 (ĭg-zăk′tə)
n.
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.]

exacta

(ɪkˈsæktə; ɪɡˈzæktə)
n
(Gambling, except Cards) gambling a horse-racing bet in which the first and second horses are predicted in order

ex•act•a

(ɪgˈzæk tə)

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exacta - a bet that you can pick the first and second finishers in the right order
wager, bet - the act of gambling; "he did it on a bet"
Translations
References in periodicals archive ?
By this time, Exacto was consuming thousands of labels per day, and to improve efficiency and offer its customers faster turnaround times and more freedom from a marketing and design standpoint, the company shifted gears and brought printing in-house.
In 2014, Exacto migrated to Integrify Cloud Version 6 to ensure system uptime for salespeople working remotely, who had previously encountered Internet problems due to weather and other external forces.
You'll also need a sharp knife: A pai ii ng knife is good, Hartai said, "but get an exacto."
Houston, TX, December 26, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Exacto Communications, a BPO company located in El Salvador, Central America, announced its expansion of a new branch office located in the heart of Houston, Texas.
FITCHBURG - A homeless Fitchburg man was held yesterday on $10,000 cash bail for allegedly slashing another Fitchburg man twice in the back with an Exacto knife Tuesday on Lunenburg Street.