noun(the Tote) British • trademark
- A system of betting based on the use of the totalizator, in which dividends are calculated according to the amount staked rather than odds offered.More example sentences
- This year, more than €7 million will be placed in bets at the tote at the racecourse and another €20 million in betting shops.
- In Victoria, in contrast, race clubs had legalised bookmakers and banned the tote.
- Tramore's August Racing Festival attracted record attendances of 27,000 over the four days with racegoers wagering over €2m with the bookmakers and on the tote.
late 19th century: abbreviation.
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- Carry, wield, or convey (something heavy or substantial): here are books well worth toting home [as adjective, in combination]: (-toting) a gun-toting lonerMore example sentences
- He walked around several people toting heavy boxes, to the door where his folder had disappeared.
- For a writer, toting a notebook and pen legitimizes virtually any activity carried out in a bar, restaurant or cemetery.
- In other words, they are our anti-establishment, book toting superheroes.
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- [in combination]: a gun-toterMore example sentences
- I also found a tricked out rusty red wagon, still in working condition, that we immediately put into service as a wood toter for Greg as he chopped firewood into kindling.
- There are plenty of guys who are bag toters, and there are plenty of guys who work their butts off and know everything about the course before you even take the club out of the bag.
- Barely bigger than a book of matches, the Optima 2000 is going to make a lot of serious gun toters rethink their attitude about dot sights.
late 17th century: probably of dialect origin.