a plural but sing or plural in constr : a division of a cricket match
b : a division of a baseball game consisting of a turn at bat for each team; also : a baseball team's turn at bat ending with the third out
c : a player's turn (as in horseshoes, pool, or croquet)
: a chance or opportunity for action or accomplishment —usually used in plural but singular or plural in construction <that momentous innings which was to project him into world politics — Times Literary Supplement>
Examples of INNING
- She hit a double in the fourth inning.
Origin of INNING
First Known Use: 1735
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