Associations to the word «Inning»


INNING, noun. (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.
INNING, noun. (softball) A similar period of play.
INNING, noun. (billiards) A player (or team)'s turn at the table to make shots until ended by a miss or a foul.
INNING, noun. A chance or opportunity to perform some deed or act.
INNING, noun. (obsolete) Harvested crop.
INNING, noun. (obsolete) Lands recovered from the sea.

Dictionary definition

INNING, noun. (baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat.

Wise words

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