Definition of trifecta in English:

trifecta

Line breaks: tri|fecta
Pronunciation: /trʌɪˈfɛktə
 
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noun

North American & Australian /NZ
  • 1A bet in which the person betting forecasts the first three finishers in a race in the correct order.
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    • 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.
    • Vertical and horizontal wagers such as trifectas, superfectas, pick threes, and pick fours should be in $1 pay-offs.
    • Professionals don't completely eschew the standard win and place bet, but their focus is overwhelmingly on the exotic bets, especially trifectas.
  • 1.1 [in singular] A run of three wins or grand events: he will attempt a trifecta of the long jump, triple jump, and 110-meter high hurdles
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    • And that should make the Pats' pursuit of the ultimate trifecta - three straight Super Bowl victories - one of pro football's best story lines ever this coming season.
    • I don't think anyone predicted a Greece-Germany-France trifecta.
    • The Sixers grabbed the lead for the first time just seconds earlier on a rare trifecta by a wide-open Eric Snow.

Origin

1970s: from tri- 'three' + perfecta.

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