offense noun definition in American football topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

offense

 noun: American football topic
BrE /ˈɒfens/ ; NAmE /ˈɔːfens/ , /ˈɑːfens/ [singular + singular or plural verb, uncountable] (British English attack [singular]) (sport) the members of a team whose main aim is to score points against the other team; a method of attack The Redskins' offense is stronger than their defense. He played offense for the Chicago Bulls.