Definition of inning in English:


Line breaks: in¦ning
Pronunciation: /ˈɪnɪŋ


Each division of a game during which both sides have a turn at batting.
More example sentences
  • Interesting timing, because if you're going to cut the game short, it seems only fair to announce it before a full inning, so both sides have fair warning.
  • Casey, who grew up near Pittsburgh, says he thought a lot about batting in the first inning of the first game at a new stadium in his hometown.
  • Then in the seventh inning, the center fielder singled home the go-ahead run.


Old English innung 'a putting or getting in', related to in. The current sense dates from the mid 19th century.

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