- a type of bet, especially on horse races, in which the bettor must select the first three finishers in exact order.
- a race in which such bets are made.Compare superfecta.
Origin of trifecta
Also called triple.
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- a form of betting in which the punter selects the first three place-winners in a horse race in the correct order
- any achievement involving three successful outcomes
from tri- + (per) fecta, a US system of betting
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Word Origin and History for trifecta
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