seventh-inning stretch

[ sev-uh nth-in-ing, -in- ]
/ ˈsɛv ənθˌɪn ɪŋ, -ˈɪn- /


Baseball. a point in the game when spectators rise from their seats to relax by stretching their legs, usually after six and one-half innings.
any point or period of pause, rest, reconsideration, or the like.

Nearby words

  1. seventh day adventist,
  2. seventh heaven,
  3. seventh-day,
  4. seventh-day adventist,
  5. seventh-day adventists,
  6. seventies,
  7. seventieth,
  8. seventy,
  9. seventy-eight,
  10. seventy-eighth

Origin of seventh-inning stretch

First recorded in 1955–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019