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inning

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noun in·ning \ˈi-niŋ\

Simple Definition of inning

  • baseball : one of the usually nine parts of a game in which each team bats until three outs are made

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of inning

  1. 1 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)

  2. 2 :  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 in a sentence

  1. She hit a double in the fourth inning.



Origin and Etymology of inning

2in + 1-ing


First Known Use: 1735

Rhymes with inning



INNING Defined for Kids

inning

play
noun in·ning \ˈi-niŋ\

Definition of inning for Students

  1. :  a division of a baseball game that consists of a turn at bat for each team




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