daily double



a betting system in horse racing and dog racing in which the bettor makes one bet on the winners of two races, usually the first and second, and collects only if both choices win.

Origin of daily double

First recorded in 1940–45
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Examples from the Web for daily double

  • Glancing down the list of tomorrow's daily-double she checked the names of horses to win, place and show.

    The Amazing Mrs. Mimms|David C. Knight

British Dictionary definitions for daily double

daily double


horse racing a single bet on the winners of two named races in any one day's racing

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