Definition of quinella in English:

quinella

noun

  • A bet in which the first two places in a race must be predicted, but not necessarily in the correct order.

    Compare with perfecta
    • ‘The daily double, exacta and quinella percentage has been dropped from 20% to 17.5%.’
    • ‘Currently, the government tax is 12 per cent on simple pools such as win, place and quinella, and 20 per cent on exotic bets like tierce, double tierce and triple tierce.’

Origin

1940s (originally US): from Latin American Spanish quiniela.

Pronunciation:

quinella

/kwɪˈnɛlə/