Last modified on 22 October 2014, at 12:40

inning

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EtymologyEdit

Back-formation from innings, mistaken to be plural of the time period, not the entries of the batters/batsmen.

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inning (plural innings)

  1. (baseball) A period of play in which members of a visiting baseball team attempt to hit a baseball pitched by the opposing home team until three players are called out, followed by a similar attempt by members of the home baseball team against the visiting team's pitching. There are nine or more innings in a regulation baseball game.
    It is a baseball tradition to sing "Take Me Out To the Ball Game" during the seventh inning stretch.
  2. (softball) A similar period of play.
    We batted around in our half of the inning.
  3. (billiards) A player (or team)'s turn at the table to make shots until ended by a miss or a foul.
  4. A chance or opportunity to perform some deed or act.
    We are in just the second inning of our quest to enter this new market.
  5. (obsolete) Harvested crop.
    • Richarde Iugge, Anno Quinto Reginae Elizabethe:
      [...] for the mowing, reaping, shering, getting or inning of corne, [...]
  6. (obsolete) Lands recovered from the sea.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ainsworth to this entry?)

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