Exacta meaning

ĭg-zăktə
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.
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A bet in which the bettor must correctly pick the two runners who finish first and second, in the correct order.
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Origin of exacta

  • From American Spanish quiniela exacta exact quiniela (a game of chance) from Spanish exacta feminine of exacto from Latin exāctus exact

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Blend of exact and trifecta?

    From Wiktionary