un·​placed ˌən-ˈplāst How to pronounce unplaced (audio)
: not placed : not having a definite or assigned place
taxonomically unplaced organisms
: not finishing in one of the first three places in a horse race

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The horse was also stripped of second and deemed unplaced in the race. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 7 Dec. 2020 Leona’s Reward, Ohio’s 2018 champion older filly and mare, was the Lewis’ 4-5 betting favorite, but finished unplaced, fifth in the field of six. Bob Roberts, cleveland.com, 22 June 2019 Following a stewards' inquiry, WILD LANDO was disqualified and left unplaced for interference in midstretch. John Cherwa, latimes.com, 24 Mar. 2018 Menifee, sire of J Boys Echo's dam, Letgomyecho, was unplaced in 1999. Special To The Plain Dealer, cleveland.com, 9 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1527, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unplaced was circa 1527

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Cite this Entry

“Unplaced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unplaced. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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