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

Examples of makeable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But forgoing three makeable field-goal attempts Thursday on drives that ended in fourth-down failures in regulation – two inside the Kansas City 5-yard line – before losing in overtime definitely stings. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 20 Dec. 2021 On Saturday, Midview hit the road to face No. 2 Olmsted Falls in a Southwestern Conference clash and the hosts barely hung on for a 47-46 victory that saw Midview miss two very makeable shots in the final seconds that could have won the game. Joe Magill, cleveland, 10 Dec. 2021 Spieth, usually so reliable when facing pivotal putts, missed a handful of makeable birdie or par attempts that could have wrested the lead from Rahm and García, who won, 2 and 1. Bill Pennington, New York Times, 25 Sep. 2021 Garcia, who ranked No. 173 in strokes gained putting last season on the PGA Tour, missed the birdie putt, but then Thomas missed a makeable birdie putt that would have brought the European's lead down to two. Golfweek, USA TODAY, 24 Sep. 2021 On the third interception, Wilson blew a chance at a makeable field goal when, on third down, he was picked off trying for Moore down the right sideline. J.p. Pelzman, Forbes, 21 Sep. 2021 Donald said the Rams simply missed makeable tackles. Gary Klein Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 19 Sep. 2021 On Saturday, Stallings had just 23 putts in 18 holes – a sign of strong putting, but also great iron play that left him with a number of makeable putts. Scott Bell, Dallas News, 15 May 2021 Lefty missed about a half-dozen makeable birdie putts along the way, which could haunt him Friday. Dom Amore,, 24 June 2021

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First Known Use of makeable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jan 2022

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“Makeable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of makeable

: able to be made or likely to be made


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