playing period

noun
(in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds
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rain stopped play in the 4th inning

Syn: ↑period of play, ↑play
Derivationally related forms: ↑play (for: ↑play)
Topics: ↑game
Hypernyms: ↑measure, ↑quantity, ↑amount
Hyponyms: ↑hole, ↑golf hole, ↑set
Part Holonyms: ↑athletic game
Part Meronyms:
chukker, ↑chukka, ↑inning, ↑frame, ↑turn, ↑bout, ↑round, ↑first period, ↑second period, ↑final period, ↑half, ↑period, ↑quarter, ↑over

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