quinella
noun see quiniela

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Quinella — is also the name of a system of parimutuel betting. There is also a type of bacterium called Quinella . Infobox Album | Name = Quinella Type = Studio album Artist = Atlanta Rhythm Section Released = 1981 Recorded = Genre = Southern rock Length =… …   Wikipedia

  • quinella — (n.) form of betting in which the bettor picks the first and second horses in a given race, 1942, American English, from Amer.Sp. quiniela, originally a ball game with five players, from L. quini five each, from quinque five (see QUINQUE (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • quinella — [kē nye′ləkwi nel′ə, kēnel′ə] n. [AmSp quiniela, orig. a ball game with five players (later a wager or combination of wagers on the scores of the players; hence any wager against the house) < quina, five (on dice) < L quini, five each <… …   English World dictionary

  • quinella — /kee nel euh, kwi /, n. 1. a type of bet, esp. on horse races, in which the bettor, in order to win, must select the first and second place finishers without specifying their order of finishing. 2. a race in which such bets are made. Cf. exacta.… …   Universalium

  • quinella — 1. noun a form of bet, where the better must pick the first two finishers in a race, without concern for the order of finishing. 2. verb To have two competitors from the same team finish first and second in the same event …   Wiktionary

  • quinella — See quiniela …   Equestrian sports dictionary

  • quinella — [kwɪ nɛlə] noun a bet predicting the first two places in a race, but not necessarily in the correct order. Origin 1940s (orig. US): from Latin Amer. Sp. quiniela …   English new terms dictionary

  • quinella — qui·nel·la …   English syllables

  • quinella — qui•nel•la [[t]kiˈnɛl ə, kwɪ [/t]] also qui•nie•la [[t]kinˈyɛl ə[/t]] n. pl. las gam spo a type of bet, esp. on horse races, in which the bettor, in order to win, must select the first and second place finishers without specifying their order of… …   From formal English to slang

  • quinella — /kwəˈnɛlə / (say kwuh neluh) noun a form of betting where bets are laid on the first and second placegetters in any order in the one race. {American Spanish quiniela a game of chance} …   Australian English dictionary

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