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English definition of “unplayable”


adjective (SPORT)    /ʌnˈpleɪ.ə.bl̩/
describes a ball that is hit or thrown so hard or skilfully that it is impossible to hit General terms used in ball sports describes an area of ground usually used for sports , that cannot be played on, especially because of bad weather conditions Surfaces on which sports take place
(Definition of unplayable adjective (SPORT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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