Definition of mutuel in US English:

mutuel

noun

US
  • (in betting) a pari-mutuel.

    • ‘Mahony began his career in 1966 when he worked in mutuels for Monmouth Park, Garden State Park, and Atlantic City Race Course in New Jersey.’
    • ‘He has more than 30 years of experience in the pari-mutuel industry and was director of mutuels at Hialeah Park from 1974 through 2001.’
    • ‘He previously worked as director of mutuels and simulcasting at Sam Houston Park and director of operations at Louisiana Downs.’
    • ‘It was originally scheduled for August 5 but was changed to August 6 to take advantage of the NTRA's $1-million mystery mutuel.’
    • ‘When a horse runs a lifetime best four-furlong number accompanied by a final number below his best, an improvement in the final number is likely in the near future, often at a generous mutuel.’
    • ‘His father, George, was manager of mutuels from 1954 to '84.’
    • ‘Her niece sits on the board of directors at Rockingham Park and is the director of mutuels at the track in Salem, New Hampshire.’
    • ‘The Henderson University graduate has served as mutuel manager and simulcasting operations manager at Hoosier Park, Indiana's first racetrack, and assistant manager of mutuels at Churchill Downs.’

Origin

Early 20th century: shortening of pari-mutuel.

Pronunciation

mutuel

/ˈmyo͞oCH(ə)wəl/