Definition of quinella in English:

quinella

(also quiniela)

noun

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

    Compare with exacta
    • ‘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.’
    wager, stake, gamble, ante
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

quinella

/kwiˈnelə/