- Cricket. a unit of play in which each team has a turn at bat, the turn of a team ending after ten players are put out or when the team declares.
- land reclaimed, especially from the sea.
Origin of inning
Examples from the Web for innings
Once again he could throw his fastball for strikes with impunity--for six or seven innings at least.
In his career, he's walked home many runs, but in more than thirty-eight hundred innings, Palmer has never given up a grand slam.
Tanaka then settled into a groove, pitching shut-out ball for the next five innings, fanning eight as the Yankees won 7-3.Masahiro Tanaka Is the Yankees' $155M Lethal Weapon and Strikeout Machine|Allen Barra|May 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One year he struck out 262 men in 170 innings, walked as many, and finished 7–15.Earl Weaver, Baseball’s Brilliant Antagonist, Dies|Tim Marchman|January 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For four innings it looked as though his prophecy would be fulfilled.Baseball Joe in the World Series|Lester Chadwick
Then began a desperate effort on the part of Boxer Hall to get in two more runs in the remaining two innings.Batting to Win|Lester Chadwick
And for the first five innings the scales hung in the balance.Baseball Joe Around the World|Lester Chadwick
One afternoon, just as Winona was having her innings, Elsie Mainwaring uttered a cry, and pointed overhead.The Luckiest Girl in the School|Angela Brazil
The Germans had their innings then and full well they worked.A Soldier of the Legion|Edward Morlae
British Dictionary definitions for innings (1 of 2)
- the batting turn of a player or team
- the runs scored during such a turn
British Dictionary definitions for innings (2 of 2)
Word Origin for inning
Word Origin and History for innings
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.