trifecta
noun Etymology: tri- + perfecta Date: 1974 1. a variation of the perfecta in which a bettor wins by selecting the first three finishers of a race in the correct order of finish 2. triple 1b <
achieved a show-business trifecta : a platinum record, hit TV series, and an Oscar
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  • Trifecta — trifecta. Una trifecta es, en la terminología de las carreras de caballos,un tipo de apuesta en la que el apostante debe acertar los caballos que finalizarán primero, segundo y tercero, en el orden exacto. El término viene de otro relacionado del …   Wikipedia Español

  • trifecta — 1974, from TRI (Cf. tri ) + PERFECTA (Cf. perfecta) …   Etymology dictionary

  • trifecta — [trī fek′tə] n. [ TRI + (PER)FECTA] a bet or betting procedure in which one wins if one correctly picks the first, second, and third place finishers in a race …   English World dictionary

  • Trifecta — In horse racing terminology, a trifecta is a parimutuel bet in which the bettor must predict which horses will finish first, second, and third in exact order. The word comes from the related betting term, perfecta . A trifecta is known as a… …   Wikipedia

  • trifecta — /traɪˈfɛktə / (say truy fektuh) noun 1. a form of betting in which the punter is required to select the first three placegetters in a nominated race in the correct order. 2. Colloquial any group of three events, processes, terms, etc., which… …   Australian English dictionary

  • trifecta — /truy fek teuh/, n. 1. a type of bet, esp. on horse races, in which the bettor must select the first three finishers in exact order. 2. a race in which such bets are made. Cf. superfecta. Also called triple. [1970 75; TRI + (PER)FECTA] * * * …   Universalium

  • trifecta — noun /traɪˈfɛktə/ a) A bet in which the bettor must select the winners of the first three places (first, second, and third) of a race in the correct order. b) The situation of having three major accomplishments or achievements in a sport,… …   Wiktionary

  • trifecta — turf. Acierto en el Hipódromo a los tres primeros caballos en una carrera en el orden de llegada de los mismos …   Diccionario Lunfardo

  • trifecta — A wager picking the first three finishers in exact order. Called a Triactor in Canada and a Triple in some parts of the U.S. ( Tricast in the UK.) …   Equestrian sports dictionary

  • trifecta — [trʌɪ fɛktə] noun N. Amer. & Austral./NZ a bet in which the person betting correctly forecasts the first three finishers in the correct order. Origin 1970s: from tri + perfecta …   English new terms dictionary

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