- skip - Brewer’s

Innings

,

in cricket, is the turn of the team to be bowled to by their opponents. The persons who “bat” are having their “innings given them”; and the innings of an individual is the time he holds the bat.

A good innings. One in which the batsman has made several runs. Figuratively, a run of luck or business.

He has had a long innings. A good long run of luck. A term in cricket for the time that the eleven are in, or not out as scouts.

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

previous entry · index · next entry

Ingrain Colours
Ingulph’s “Croyland Chronicle.”
Injunction
Ink
Inkhorn Terms
Ink-pot
Inkle and Yarico
Inland Navigation
Inn (Anglo-Saxon)
Inns of Court
Innings
Innis Fodhla [Island of Destiny]
Innocent (An)
Innocents
Innuendo
Inoculate
Inogene or Ignoge
Inquisition
Insane Root (The)
Inscription of a Coin
Insolence. (Latin, in-soleo.)