Definition of each-way in English:

each-way

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adjective & adverb

British
  • 1(Of a bet) divided into two equal wagers, one backing a horse or other competitor to win and the other backing it to finish in the first three: [as adjective]: he could be worth an each-way bet [as adverb]: we put the same bet each way on a horse
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    • High Chapparal is a very good each-way bet for the Arc and I believe Hawk Wing is a shoe-in for the Breeders' Cup.
    • Crystal D' Ainay, a much-improved horse this season, appeals as an each-way wager.
    • An each-way bet on Roddick could be more profitable than backing the defending champ to win.
  • 1.1 [as adjective] To come first, second, or third in a race, considered from a betting point of view: Travado has an each-way chance
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    • Behind him, Supreme Glory came from a mile back to reward each-way backers by snatching second from Amberleigh House at the odds of 40-1.
    • Despite his fall at Ayr last time out, he has a good each-way chance, even from a bit out of the handicap.
    • If the handicapper gives him between 11st 5lb or 11st 7lb and he gets a bit of cut in the ground then you would have to give him an excellent each-way chance.

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