uncatchable

adjective
un·​catch·​able | \ˌən-ˈka-chə-bəl, -ˈke-\

Definition of uncatchable 

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

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Despite nursing a right-ankle sprain, Elliott and his Chevrolet Camaro were uncatchable Friday evening during qualifying for Saturday night’s Coke Zero Sugar 400. Edgar Thompson, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Chase Elliott captures the pole at Coke Zero Sugar 400," 7 July 2018 With her, the attraction remains uncatchable, almost faint. Waldemar Januszczak, A-LIST, "Kate Moss: The Golden Girl," 1 July 2018 The outfield was positioned shallow, too, though Herrera's missile was likely uncatchable no matter the alignment. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros' bats go cold in shutout loss to Royals," 22 June 2018 But the Golden Knights, who have a 10-point lead and a remarkable 14-1-1 record against division foes, appear uncatchable with so little race track left. Ross Mckeon, San Francisco Chronicle, "Sharks positioned for a postseason push," 16 Feb. 2018 There's plenty of contact between both players and the ball appeared to be uncatchable. Geoffrey C. Arnold, OregonLive.com, "Watch: Grinning referee appears to celebrate New England Patriots touchdown; conspiracy theorists rise up," 22 Jan. 2018 Flacco throws for the end zone to tight end Ed Dickson on a ball that might be uncatchable. Peter King, SI.com, "Game 150: The Test," 6 Dec. 2013 The move backfired, as Hemric cut off himself and Benjamin, shot-putting Custer into a large, uncatchable lead through Stage 2 — 90 laps. Charlie Hatch, USA TODAY, "Tyler Reddick gets dominating first win at Kentucky in Xfinity Series playoff opener," 23 Sep. 2017 Wilton Speight’s feet need to move Speight completed 17 of 29 passes for 221 yards and 2 touchdowns, but his numbers could’ve been better if not for at least 4 passes that were high and uncatchable by receivers. Kevin Goheen, ajc, "Michigan rewind: Repeated mistakes, not just by the QB, give Wolverines plenty to ponder after 2-0 start," 11 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of uncatchable

1824, in the meaning defined above

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