Innings



[in-ing] /ˈɪn ɪŋ/

noun
1.
Baseball. a division of a game during which each team has an opportunity to score until three outs have been made against it.
2.
a similar opportunity to score in certain other games, as horseshoes.
3.
an opportunity for activity; a turn:
Now the opposition will have its inning.
4.
innings, (used with a singular verb)

5.
the act of reclaiming marshy or flooded land.
6.
enclosure, as of wasteland.
7.
the gathering in of crops.
/ˈɪnɪŋz/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) (cricket)

2.
(sometimes sing) a period of opportunity or action
3.
(functioning as pl) land reclaimed from the sea
/ˈɪnɪŋ/
noun
1.
(baseball) a division of the game consisting of a turn at bat and a turn in the field for each side
2.
(archaic) the reclamation of land from the sea
n.

Old English innung “a taking in, a putting in,” gerundive of innian “get within, put or bring in,” from inn (adv.) “in” (see in). Meaning “a team’s turn in a game” first recorded 1735, usually plural in cricket, singular in baseball.

noun

[fr baseball; the British term, fr cricket, is always innings and is found by 1836]

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