Definitions for quinellakiˈnɛl ə, kwɪ-; kinˈyɛl ə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
qui•nel•lakiˈnɛl ə, kwɪ-; kinˈyɛl ə(n.)(pl.)-las.
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.
Category: Games, Sport
Origin of quinella:
1940–45, Amer.; < AmerSp
A form of bet in which the bettor predicts the first two finishers in a race, without concern for the order of finishing.
To have two team members, horses, etc., finish first and second in the same event.
Origin: From American quiniela; US from 1942.