un·​catch·​able | \ ˌən-ˈka-chə-bəl How to pronounce uncatchable (audio) , -ˈke- \

Definition of uncatchable

: unable to be caught : not catchable an uncatchable runner an uncatchable fly ball

Examples of uncatchable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet all his evidence was still circumstantial, and after several years, the ELF was beginning to look uncatchable. New York Times, 26 May 2022 There was contact by the defender, but defensive holding, five yards and an automatic first down, would be a much more reasonable call with an uncatchable ball. Los Angeles Times, 11 Jan. 2022 The two played catch at halftime, Barnes whizzing uncatchable balls at least two feet out of Ford’s reach. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, 28 Jan. 2022 His percentage of bad throws—ones deemed uncatchable—dropped. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, 20 Jan. 2022 To me, the ball landed almost 30 yards away from the receiver, meaning the pass was uncatchable. Los Angeles Times, 11 Jan. 2022 Underneath the apparent respectability of his paintings, so smooth in their rendering of elegant references to semiotics and psychology, is a bad child, uncatchable and still uncaught, writhing with glee in the surplus fat of the twentieth century. Jo Livingstone, The New Republic, 24 Nov. 2021 Dalvin Cook was once again an energetic blur, showcasing uncatchable speed on runs to the edge and down the sideline. Andrew Krammer, Star Tribune, 26 May 2021 Manchester City claimed their third Premier League title in four years after Manchester United’s loss to Leicester City meant Pep Guardiola’s side were uncatchable with three games to go. James Nalton, Forbes, 15 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of uncatchable

1824, in the meaning defined above

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31 May 2022

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“Uncatchable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncatchable. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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