quiniela

noun
qui·​nie·​la | \ kwin-ˈye-lə How to pronounce quiniela (audio) \
variants: or quinella \ kwi-​ˈne-​lə How to pronounce quiniela (audio) \

Definition of quiniela

: a bet in which the bettor picks the first and second place finishers but need not designate their order of finish in order to win — compare perfecta

First Known Use of quiniela

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quiniela

American Spanish quiniela, a game of chance resembling a lottery

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“Quiniela.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quiniela. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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