a type of bet, especially on horse races, in which the bettor must select the first- and second-place finishers in exact order.
a race in which such bets are made.
- exact differential,
- exact science,
Origin of exacta
1960–65; ellipsis of American Spanish quiniela exacta exact quinella
Also called perfecta.
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type of horse-racing bet, 1964, said to have originated in New York; from exact (adj.).
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