exacta [ig-zak-tuh] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  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.

Compare quinella. Origin of exacta 1960–65; ellipsis of American Spanish quiniela exacta exact quinellaAlso called perfecta. Examples from the Web for exacta Historical Examples of exacta

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

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  • Word Origin and History for exacta n.

    type of horse-racing bet, 1964, said to have originated in New York; from exact (adj.).

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