One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A bet in which the first two places in a race must be predicted, but not necessarily in the correct order.Compare with perfecta
wager, stake, gamble, anteView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘The daily double, exacta and quinella percentage has been dropped from 20% to 17.5%.’
1940s (originally US): from Latin American Spanish quiniela.
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