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Definition of 'offside'


  1. (sport) the mistake of occupying an illegal position on the playing field (in football, soccer, ice hockey, field hockey, etc.)


  1. illegally beyond a prescribed line or area or ahead of the ball or puck; "the touchdown was nullified because the left tackle was offside"
       Synonyms: offsides
       Antonyms: onside


  1. illegally in advance of the ball or puck

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