/ig zak"teuh/, n.
1. a type of bet, esp. on horse races, in which the bettor must select the first- and second-place finishers in exact order.
2. a race in which such bets are made. Cf. quinella. Also called perfecta.
[1960-65; ellipsis of AmerSp quiniela exacta exact quinella]

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