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in·ning / ˈining/ • n. Baseball a division of a game during which the two teams alternate as offense and defense and during which each team is allowed three outs while batting. ∎  a single turn at bat for a team until three outs are made. ∎  a similar division of play in other games, such as horseshoes. ∎  a period during which a person or group can achieve something: she thought that now her inning had come.

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