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Inning  n.  
Ingathering; harvesting. (Obs.)
The state or turn of being in; specifically, in cricket, baseball, etc., each period during which both teams get one turn each at bat; as, in baseball there are nine innings to a complete game; often in the pl. Hence: The turn or time of a person, or a party, in power; as, the Whigs went out, and the Democrats had their innings.
pl. Lands recovered from the sea.

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"Inning" Quotes from Famous Books

... transcription of his notes, Bean had to learn the latest telephone news from the ball-ground. During the last half-hour he had inwardly raged more than usual at Breede for being kept from this information. Bulger always managed to get it on time, beginning with the third inning, even when he took dictation from Breede's confidential secretary, or from ...
— Bunker Bean • Harry Leon Wilson

... American slang—are not naturally critical. Time is the all-important element with them. The results of a baseball game are wanted within a few seconds after the last man has been put out in the final inning. Whether the writer says the Red Sox defeated the Tigers, or nosed them out in the ninth, or handed them a lemon, means little to the followers of the game provided the information is specifically conveyed ...
— News Writing - The Gathering , Handling and Writing of News Stories • M. Lyle Spencer

... was not exciting. The Freshmen were badly outplayed; the Sophomores galloped around the bases, and the babies' insolence grew with their opponents' score. As the last inning dragged its tedious length, the prospect of the Freshmen forcing a rush had become the important thing with the crowd. The fighting class limbered up for action. Now their third man struck out and the ...
— Stanford Stories - Tales of a Young University • Charles K. Field

... for the Mudville nine that day; The score stood two to four with but an inning left to play; So, when Cooney died at second, and Burrows did the same, A pallor wreathed the features of the ...
— Poems Teachers Ask For • Various

... games is that in cricket we use a new ball only at the beginning of a fresh inning (of which there cannot be more than four in a match) and when each 200 runs have been scored; and (this will astonish the American reader) when the ball is hit among the people it is returned. I have seen such rapid voluntary surrenders at ...
— Roving East and Roving West • E.V. Lucas

Words linked to "Inning" :   baseball, top of the inning, frame, top, baseball game, playing period

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