Definition of exacta in English:

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exacta

Pronunciation: /iɡˈzaktə/

noun

North American
A bet in which the first two places in a race must be predicted in the correct order. Compare with quinella.
Example sentences
  • ‘Win, place, and show, exactas, quinellas, and daily doubles should be $2 prices,’ Gutfreund said.
  • The takeout rate will be lowered from 19% to 16% on daily double, exacta, trifecta, superfecta, and pick three wagering.
  • Too often, exactas, trifectas, and superfectas are influenced by jockeys who can't win the race and decide to stop riding in the final few strides.

Origin

1960s: from American Spanish (quiniela) exacta 'exact (quinella)'.

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Syllabification: ex·act·a

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