make·​able | \ ˈmā-kə-bəl How to pronounce makeable (audio) \
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Definition of makeable

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

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Also solid is kicker Jordan Choukair, but of course he cannot be completely judged until facing a makeable kick with the game on the line. oregonlive, "More wins coming for Oregon State football in 2019? Ten takeaways from Saturday’s 45-7 pounding of Cal Poly," 15 Sep. 2019 Thomas missed makeable putts on the 13th, 14th and 17th to continue the day's theme of missed opportunities. Daniel Oyefusi, The Courier-Journal, "Justin Thomas' struggles lead to a 12th-place finish at WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational," 28 July 2019 Tiger parred his first four holes—including missing two makeable birdie efforts—before making an eagle 3 at the par-5 5th, a putt that truly jumpstarted the round. Daniel Rapaport,, "Tiger Woods Vaults Into Contention at Memorial With 68," 2 June 2018 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,, "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,, "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

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First Known Use of makeable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of makeable

sports : able to be made or likely to be made

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