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noun (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 stretch.
  1. (Softball) A similar period of play.
We batted around in our half of the .
  1. A chance or opportunity to perform some deed or act.
We are in just the second of our quest to enter this new market.
Etymology: (back-form, innings, nodot=2), mistaken to be plural of the time period, not the entries of the batters/batsmen.


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