un·​cross·​able ˌən-ˈkrȯ-sə-bəl How to pronounce uncrossable (audio)
: unable to be crossed : not crossable
an uncrossable chasm
an uncrossable line

Examples of uncrossable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ah, so this is the uncrossable line: homosexuality. Laura Jedeed, The New Republic, 4 Apr. 2023 In a time of crisis, in one of the most racially and economically segregated places in the country, the bridges connecting north and south and linking east and west — sides of town that serve as proxies for wealth versus disinvestment — were made uncrossable, like drawbridges over a castle moat. Mick Dumke, ProPublica, 14 Aug. 2020 These were opposites that politely masked their differences, that delicately avoided the uncrossable border between them. Clare Sestanovich, The New Yorker, 23 Jan. 2023 Waterline Square is the last puzzle piece in the 57-acre site high above the Hudson River that grew slowly southward from West 72nd Street to West 59th Street, covering what was once an uncrossable swath of rail tracks. Curbed, 27 July 2022 In a region where boundaries separating race and class could be both nebulous and uncrossable, Vroman’s redrew them. Lynell George, Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2022 Getting militarily involved in Ukraine means getting into a war with Russia, crossing the uncrossable Cold War lines that threatened nuclear annihilation. Michael Tomasky, The New Republic, 15 Feb. 2022 The earthworks don’t have to be uncrossable to be deathtraps for the Russians. David Axe, Forbes, 6 Dec. 2021 Why do Covid vaccines represent such an uncrossable line in the sand? Stephen Thomas, Forbes, 29 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncrossable was in 1882

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“Uncrossable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncrossable. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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