quinella

quinella
/kee nel"euh, kwi-/, n.
1. a type of bet, esp. on horse races, in which the bettor, in order to win, must select the first- and second-place finishers without specifying their order of finishing.
2. a race in which such bets are made. Cf. exacta.
Also, quinela, quiniela.
[1940-45, Amer.; < AmerSp quiniela, equiv. to Sp quin(a) ( < F quine KENO) + -iela n. suffix]

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