uncatchable

adjective
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 That would push him into second place all-time among OSU rushers, behind only the almost uncatchable Archie Griffin (5,589 yards). Doug Lesmerises, cleveland, "Ohio State football’s J.K. Dobbins and the chase for big numbers," 1 Oct. 2019 There was a pass interference call on cornerback CJ Henderson when the ball seemed uncatchable. Mark Long, sun-sentinel.com, "UF again has no answer for Fromm as Georgia eases by Gators," 2 Nov. 2019 Robinson ran a double move — with time to be very deliberate with his breaks — and drew pass interference on what was, in my opinion, an uncatchable pass. Rich Campbell, chicagotribune.com, "5 observations from rewatching the Bears’ loss to the Chargers, including red-zone ineptitude, Mitch Trubisky’s failed response and the I-formation," 30 Oct. 2019 There has yet to be a major outcry from a game ending on a pass interference call on a ball that may have been uncatchable, or an intentional grounding call when a quarterback is out of the pocket and throwing it away. BostonGlobe.com, "Will we get a D1 Super Bowl rematch?," 28 Oct. 2019 While Nix had thrown a lot of uncatchable balls, there were also some that the receivers should have made a play out of. Giana Han, al, "Grading Auburn’s 23-20 loss to LSU," 27 Oct. 2019 The Packers’ previous touchdown had been set up by a defensive pass interference call against Raiders safety Erik Harris, on could have been ruled an uncatchable pass from Rodgers for tight end Jimmy Graham. Matt Kawahara, SFChronicle.com, "Raiders overwhelmed in 42-24 loss to Aaron Rodgers, Packers," 20 Oct. 2019 If Dobbins does come back for his senior season in 2020, then Griffin is no longer uncatchable. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland, "Ohio State football’s J.K. Dobbins and the chase for big numbers," 1 Oct. 2019 Nick Solak then hit a comebacker to Brooks, but his throw home was uncatchable, allowing Choo to score. Baltimore Sun Staff, baltimoresun.com, "Rangers score six in first, send Orioles to fourth straight loss, 9-4," 8 Sep. 2019

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1824, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncatchable.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncatchable. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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