[ ig-zak-tuh ]

  1. a type of bet, especially on horse races, in which the bettor must select the first- and second-place finishers in exact order.

  2. a race in which such bets are made.

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Origin of exacta

First recorded in 1960–65; ellipsis of Spanish quiniela exacta “exact quinella”

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How to use exacta in a sentence

  • Horum adulescentia bonis artibus et magna omnium spe exacta est: ad egregiam enim indolem optima accedebat educatio.

    Selections from Viri Romae | Charles Franois L'Homond
  • Descripción y relación exacta de sus gloriosas misiones en el reino, llanos, Meta, y rio Orinoco.

  • The description of Lucie, his wife, is exacta very charming woman with beautiful dark hair and eyes.