Meaning of quinella in English:

quinella

Pronunciation /kwɪˈnɛlə/

noun

  • A bet in which the first two places in a race must be predicted, but not necessarily in the correct order.

    Compare with perfecta

    ‘The daily double, exacta and quinella percentage has been dropped from 20% to 17.5%.’
    • ‘Currently, the government tax is 12 per cent on simple pools such as win, place and quinella, and 20 per cent on exotic bets like tierce, double tierce and triple tierce.’
    wager, stake, gamble, ante

Origin

Early 20th century (originally US): from Latin American Spanish quiniela, perhaps from Spanish quina ‘double five at dice’.