un·​placed | \ ˌən-ˈplāst How to pronounce unplaced (audio) \

Definition of unplaced

1 : not placed : not having a definite or assigned place taxonomically unplaced organisms
2 : not finishing in one of the first three places in a horse race

Examples of unplaced in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Favorite Owendale rallies to win Ohio Derby ahead of Math Wizard," 22 June 2019 Following a stewards' inquiry, WILD LANDO was disqualified and left unplaced for interference in midstretch. John Cherwa, latimes.com, "Racing! Louisiana Derby kicks off final major Kentucky Derby preps," 24 Mar. 2018 Menifee, sire of J Boys Echo's dam, Letgomyecho, was unplaced in 1999. Special To The Plain Dealer, cleveland.com, "Belmont Stakes 2017: Irish War Cry favored, but Railbird Roberts picks Senior Investment," 9 June 2017

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First Known Use of unplaced

circa 1527, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unplaced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unplaced. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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