Meaning of unhittable in English:


Pronunciation /ʌnˈhɪtəb(ə)l/


  • 1US (of a pitch or stroke in sport) impossible to hit.

    ‘his curveball can be unhittable at times’
    • ‘I would vote for Francisco Rodriguez, who combines a 95-mph fastball with a nearly unhittable hard slider.’
    • ‘Last season, Ayala was the Expos' best reliever because the sinker was virtually unhittable.’
    • ‘Lidge's exploding fastball and hard slider complement Dotel's fastball, which was practically unhittable last season.’
    • ‘Start with potent pitching or, in the case of the Diamondbacks' Curt Schilling and Randy Johnson, virtually unhittable pitching.’
    • ‘He's got smarts and grit and an unhittable sinker.’
    • ‘John Smoltz has a plus fastball and an unhittable slider.’
    • ‘In his days with the Cubs and Cardinals (1976-1984), Sutter delivered an almost unhittable split-fingered fastball.’
    • ‘Hitters are beginning to time his curve, which was almost unhittable in the first half.’
    • ‘Beckett throws in the mid-90s and has a big breaking curveball that is almost unhittable.’
    • ‘This team is Jeff Kent's toughness and Clemens' experience and Lidge's unhittable slider.’
    1. 1.1(of a player) making pitches or strokes that are impossible to hit.
      ‘anybody who faces him will tell you that he's virtually unhittable’
      • ‘Despite the fact you know what is coming from Rivera, he still has proved to be unhittable.’
      • ‘Without throwing a pitch harder than 82 mph, he was nearly unhittable.’
      • ‘In his final high school season, Clyde nearly had been unhittable.’
      • ‘I would re-sign Timlin, who was unhittable for most of October.’
      • ‘Setup men Arthur Rhodes and Jeff Nelson aren't just having marvelous seasons, they're almost unhittable.’
      • ‘With his running, 91-mph fastball, sweeping slider and varied arm angles, Arrojo can be unhittable, although sloppy.’
      • ‘Since spending a month gaining confidence in his change up, McCarthy has become unhittable.’
      • ‘When Sele has good command of his pitches, particularly his curveball, he can be nearly unhittable.’
      • ‘Baseball observers used to say former Cubs setup man Paul Assenmacher could be unhittable.’
      • ‘He was almost unhittable that year with 25 wins.’