makeable

adjective
make·​able | \ˈmā-kə-bəl \
variants: or

Definition of makeable 

: capable of being made also : reasonably likely to be made a makeable putt

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The Heat shot just 5 of 19 shots in the paint, missing a bunch of makeable shots. Barry Jackson, miamiherald, "Heat leads entering fourth but loses to Westbrook-led Thunder," 23 Mar. 2018 And for the most part these were open, very makeable shots. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, "It’s LeBron, again, to face Warriors or Rockets," 28 May 2018 His second shot ends up in the rough, but his third puts him in position for a makeable putt—and a birdie. Scooby Axson, SI.com, "Live Blog: Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth Playing Together on Sunday at the Players," 13 May 2018 When Reed’s subsequent approach shot came to rest a short distance above the hole, leaving him two makeable putts to win his first major title, the signature Masters roar was decidedly tame. Tara Sullivan, BostonGlobe.com, "The skeptics fail to discourage Patrick Reed in march to Masters title," 9 Apr. 2018 The Bucks predictably went to Antetokounmpo, who missed a makeable turnaround jumper. Clifton Brown, Indianapolis Star, "Bogey saves the day for the Pacers," 5 Mar. 2018 The Bucks surpassed that point total early in the fourth before the Heat’s defense stiffened and Milwaukee missed some makeable shots. Barry Jackson, miamiherald, "Whiteside dominates as Heat beats Bucks," 17 Jan. 2018 Ryan had taken the Falcons from their own 24-yard line, survived one fourth-down conversion, and gotten his team in position to take four makeable shots into the end zone for the win. Bob Ford, Philly.com, "As expected, Eagles defense had to provide the big postseason win | Bob Ford," 13 Jan. 2018 If something had gone wrong, the penalty that would have continued the drive would have meant the Nittany Lions only needed another 10 yards or so to set up a makeable field goal try for a three-score lead. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland.com, "Why Ohio State thought that punt block against Penn State would work," 31 Oct. 2017

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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makeable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of makeable

sports : able to be made or likely to be made

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