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Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Noun

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. 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.

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