- an apparatus for registering and indicating the total of operations, measurements, etc.
- a pari-mutuel machine.
Origin of totalizator
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totalizer, totalisator or totaliser
- a system of betting on horse races in which the aggregate stake, less an administration charge and tax, is paid out to winners in proportion to their stake
- the machine that records bets in this system and works out odds, pays out winnings, etc
- an apparatus for registering totals, as of a particular function or measurement
US and Canadian term (for senses 1, 2): pari-mutuel
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