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

Examples of exacta in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The most popular exact score outcome is Chiefs 31, 49ers 21 with 16% of the market betting on that exacta. Jay Ginsbach, Forbes, 11 Feb. 2024 Take Skinner, who will be a big price, and play him in exactas with the other boss (Tapit Trice) plus the win contenders from the secondary list. Ed Derosa, The Courier-Journal, 1 May 2023 And: Nowhere in racing is that axiom turned on its head more swiftly than in the fashioning of a well-paying exacta, trifecta, or a boxed anything. Guy Martin, Forbes, 28 Jan. 2023 The $2 exacta of Early Voting and Epicenter paid $25.80. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 21 May 2022 The Flavien Prat-Umberto Rispoli exacta boxes came up empty despite Rispoli winning the eighth race with Crew Dragon. Jeff Nahill, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Aug. 2021 Bet $10 to win and a $1 reverse exacta of all with No. 4 ($6). Jeff Nahill, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Aug. 2021 On today’s card, there is one Flavien Prat and Umberto Rispoli exacta box in the eighth race so bet a $5 box of No. 3 and No. 4 ($10). Jeff Nahill, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Aug. 2021 Thursday was another profitable day as Chollima ($6.20) won the fifth race while our Flavien Prat-Umberto Rispoli exacta box came up short three times with a valuable lesson learned. Jeff Nahill, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 July 2021 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of exacta was in 1964

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“Exacta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exacta. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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