un·​breach·​able ˌən-ˈbrē-chə-bəl How to pronounce unbreachable (audio)
: not able to be entered, penetrated, or crossed : impossible to breach
a seemingly unbreachable divide
unbreachable computer networks
The four-minute mile and the 10-second 100-meter dash were once deemed unbreachable barriers.Carlos Lozada

Examples of unbreachable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rather than hold management accountable, shareholders typically run into an unbreachable wall of opposition from founders like Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg, Snap’s Evan Spiegel, and Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who control a majority of voting shares at their respective companies. Seth Fiegerman, CNN, 29 Oct. 2022 Dump trucks with tires twice my height rolled past us, ferrying dirt like so many ants, building what Bardini and his fellow-engineers hope will be unbreachable barriers. James Ross Gardner, The New Yorker, 12 Jan. 2023 Best to arrive at her fort defenseless to have half a chance at challenging her own almost unbreachable defense system. Bono, Vogue, 5 Nov. 2022 There are times when the gap between Catra and Adora felt unbreachable, and then there's the horrible robotic hivemind stuff in the final season. Christian Holub, EW.com, 17 Feb. 2022 At the start of Europe’s migration crisis in 2015, the English Channel was regarded as an unbreachable barrier, its shifting currents and volatile weather making any attempt to cross too dangerous. New York Times, 25 Nov. 2021 This reduces what were once formerly unbreachable barriers to entry to many industries. Bill Fischer, Forbes, 29 Sep. 2021 The act of crossing over the supposedly unbreachable rivers of race is meant to be shameful. Nylah Burton, refinery29.com, 26 Sep. 2021 Another, an election-security expert named Harri Hursti, tracks down supposedly unbreachable voting machines to tinker with their vulnerabilities. Jake Coyle, Star Tribune, 28 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unbreachable was in 1866

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“Unbreachable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbreachable. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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