Definition of inning in English:

inning

Syllabification: in·ning
Pronunciation: /ˈiniNG
 
/

noun

Baseball
  • 1A division of a game during which the two teams alternate as offense and defense and during which each team is allowed three outs while batting.
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    • 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.
  • 1.1A single turn at bat for a team until three outs are made.
  • 1.2A division of play similar to an inning in other games, such as horseshoes.
  • 1.3A period during which a person or group can achieve something: she thought that now her inning had come

Origin

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

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