un·​sink·​able | \ ˌən-ˈsiŋ-kə-bəl How to pronounce unsinkable (audio) \

Definition of unsinkable

: incapable of being sunk an unsinkable ship … the right image, the right friends, and writerly flair can make a famous journalist's career all but unsinkable— Jane Manners

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Recent Examples on the Web The unsinkable Sutton Foster and undimmable Hugh Jackman star. Helen Shaw, Vulture, 3 Sep. 2021 This unsinkable reclining chair supports up to 250 pounds and resists water. Camryn Rabideau, Forbes, 3 June 2021 The Crimean Peninsula juts into the sea like an unsinkable aircraft carrier. David Axe, Forbes, 13 May 2021 The unsinkable ocean liner went to its doom, along with most of its passengers on its maiden voyage — the victim of a disastrous collision with an iceberg. Harvey Mackay, Star Tribune, 9 May 2021 That makes a lot of sense, but sunken living rooms seem downright unsinkable in the design world. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, 14 Apr. 2021 Not only can Neptune batteries strike farther and harder than any gunboat can do—they’re unsinkable, too. Follow me on Twitter. David Axe, Forbes, 19 Mar. 2021 Children ages 6-11 can learn more about the Titanic and try to create their own unsinkable ship at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Shellie Lister | Contributing Writer, NOLA.com, 23 Nov. 2020 Amos said the new boat spans 28 feet and is believed to be unsinkable. Daniel I. Dorfman, chicagotribune.com, 8 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of unsinkable

1663, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsinkable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsinkable. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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