ex·​ac·​ta | \ ig-ˈzak-tə How to pronounce exacta (audio) \

Definition of exacta

Examples of exacta in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Wild pulled off the shocking exacta of signing the NHL's premier free agents, forward Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter, on Wednesday, and our long sports nightmare was instantly transformed into runaway giddiness. Jeff Day, Star Tribune, 13 July 2021 The $2 exacta of Rombauer and Midnight Bourbon paid $98.60. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 16 May 2021 The Euros provided plenty of long prices, the turf races produced an average $2 win ticket return of $54.95 and the average $1 exacta returned $398.42. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2020 The straight exacta with the second-best horse in the race, Serengeti Empress, still paid $8.10. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2020 The $2 exacta of Swiss Skydiver and Authentic paid $75.60. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 3 Oct. 2020 Could even have exactas for last two, or maybe first and last. Los Angeles Times, 4 Oct. 2019 Wednesday’s result: Toinette got the money at a very short price as expected but we were split in the exacta by the second choice, finishing first and third (at 15-1), which returns zero dollars. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 8 Aug. 2019 The $2 exacta paid $96, and the $1 trifecta paid $1,244. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al.com, 8 June 2019

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First Known Use of exacta

1964, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for exacta

probably borrowed from American Spanish (quiniela) exacta "exact quiniela"

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27 Jul 2021

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“Exacta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exacta. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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