\ ˈpik-ˈsiks How to pronounce pick-six (audio) \

Definition of pick-six

1 : a system of betting (as on horse races) in which the bettor must pick the winners of six consecutive races … is one of 42 individuals holding the 78 tickets that legitimately had five out of six winners in the Breeders' Cup pick-six wager.— Bill Finley
2 football : an interception returned by the intercepting team for a touchdown By halftime he had thrown two interceptions—the second a 69-yard pick-six to outside linebacker and Most Valuable Player Malcolm Smith …— S. L. Price

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1980, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Pick-six.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pick-six. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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