Simple Definition of inning
baseball : one of the usually nine parts of a game in which each team bats until three outs are made
Full Definition of inning
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 : 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
She hit a double in the fourth inning.
Origin and Etymology of inning
2in + 1-ing
First Known Use: 1735
INNING Defined for Kids
Definition of inning for Students
: a division of a baseball game that consists of a turn at bat for each team
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