Definition of offside adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌɒfˈsaɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɔːfˈsaɪd//
    , NAmE//ˌɑːfˈsaɪd//
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  1. 1(also US English offsides) in some sports, for example football (soccer ) and hockey, a player is offside if he or she is in a position, usually ahead of the ball, that is not allowed He was offside when he scored. the offside rule He was ruled offside by the referee. an attempt to catch an opponent offside opposite onside See related entries: Soccer
  2. 2(British English) on the side of a vehicle that is furthest from the edge of the road the offside mirror opposite nearside

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