un·​catch·​able ˌən-ˈka-chə-bəl How to pronounce uncatchable (audio)
: unable to be caught : not catchable
an uncatchable runner
an uncatchable fly ball

Examples of uncatchable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even if a play dictates pass interference, an uncatchable ball negates a penalty happening, which replay seemed to show in this case. Scott Thompson, Fox News, 25 Oct. 2023 Touring can similarly feel like an uncatchable target. Daniel Kohn, Spin, 1 Sep. 2023 Neymar might soon pass Pelé in goals, but the three World Cup titles make Pele uncatchable as a legend. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 5 Dec. 2022 The waves were choppy, uncatchable; the wind too fierce to make out most of the French being spoken. Eviana Hartman, Vogue, 14 Feb. 2023 Gillan’s first such kick proved uncatchable, hugging too close to the sideline and bouncing out of bounds for 55 yards. Dallas News, 29 Sep. 2022 Then Georgia defensive back Javon Bullard commits a pass interference penalty in the end zone on what was a nearly uncatchable ball, giving the Buckeyes the ball on the 2-yard line. Sarah K. Spencer, ajc, 1 Jan. 2023 Duggan’s throw was clearly out of bounds and uncatchable, but Bears’ cornerback Mark Milton was called for pass interference on the coverage. Dallas News, 19 Nov. 2022 There were too many potential game-winning drives in the fourth quarter botched, too many uncatchable passes, too few victories with so much talent around him. Marla Ridenour, USA TODAY, 6 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncatchable was in 1824

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“Uncatchable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncatchable. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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