Definition of innings noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈɪnɪŋz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnɪŋz//
(pl. innings) Cricket
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  • (in cricket) a period of time in a game during which a team or a single player is batting Clarke’s 124 gives Surrey a useful first innings. See related entries: Cricket
  • Idioms
    somebody had a good innings
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    (British English, informal) used about somebody who has died to say that they had a long life How old was she? 84? Well, she had a good innings then. See related entries: Cricket

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