make·​able ˈmā-kə-bəl How to pronounce makeable (audio)
variants or makable
: capable of being made
also : reasonably likely to be made
a makeable putt

Examples of makeable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The praise often goes to the offense, which worked to put the ball within range for a makeable field goal. Jim Reineking, USA TODAY, 11 Aug. 2023 There isn’t a true gauge for other makeable plays, times being slow to first to cover on a grounder to the right side, not being in position to back up a base resulting in a runner advancing on an overthrow. Dallas News, 23 Feb. 2023 All-Star point guard Darius Garland and Mobley -- both of whom recorded double-doubles -- chalked it up to tired legs and missed shots that are easily makeable against a pack-the-paint opponent that tends to sacrifice open looks. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 29 Nov. 2022 Adames with two mistakes and Rowdy not making a throw home, plus being unable to make a diving play (which was a higher degree of difficulty but makeable). Jr Radcliffe, Journal Sentinel, 30 Mar. 2023 Finau missed makeable birdies on Nos. 15-16. Kirkland Crawford, Detroit Free Press, 30 July 2022 His first miss, a makeable attempt from 31 yards. Calvin Watkins, Dallas News, 9 Sep. 2021 For him, that’s a makeable shot. Mark Medina, USA TODAY, 20 Aug. 2020 It was ruled a hit — a tough but makeable play — and he bobble pushed the tying run to second base. Michael Rand, Star Tribune, 27 Jan. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of makeable was in the 15th century

Cite this Entry

“Makeable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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