a form of betting, esp. in horse racing, in which the bettor, to win, must pick the first two finishers, in whichever order they finish
: also quiˈniela (kiˈnjɛlə
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Word origin of 'quinella'
, 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 < quinque, five