from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A system of betting in which the bettor, in order to win, must pick the first two finishers of a race, but not necessarily in the correct sequence.
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- n. A form of bet in which the bettor predicts the first two finishers in a race, without concern for the order of finishing.
- v. To have two team members, horses, etc., finish first and second in the same event.
American Spanish quiniela, diminutive of Spanish quina, keno, from French quine; see keno.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From American Spanish quiniela ("sporting bet or pool"); US from 1942. (Wiktionary)