Quinella is a way to bet on a horse race by picking the first two finishers, regardless of the order of their finishing.noun
An example of a quinella is betting which two horses will first finish in a race.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: AmSp quiniela, orig. a ball game with five players (later a wager or combination of wagers on the scores of the players; hence any wager against the house) < quina, five (on dice) < L quini, five each < quinque, five
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Origin: American Spanish quiniela, diminutive of Spanish quina, keno, from French quine; see keno.