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See also: off side
- (sports) In an illegal position ahead of the ball, puck, etc.
- (US) To the side of the road, past the curb and sidewalk, e.g. an offside diner (restaurant.)
- (bridge) Unfavourably located, from the point of view of the player taking a finesse.
- To the side of a boat, opposite the primary side on which one paddles.
- Precise usage varies between sports; offside is used more in association football, while offsides is (perhaps erroneously) used by some in American football.
in an illegal position ahead of the ball
to the side of a road
offside (plural offsides)
- (sports) An offside play.
- (Britain, Australia) The side of a road vehicle furthest from the kerb: the right side if one drives on the left of the road.
- 1891, Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, volume 1, London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., page 50:
- They put a stock of candle-ends into the lantern, hung the latter to the off-side of the load, and directed the horse onward, walking at his shoulder at first during the uphill parts of the way, in order not to overload an animal of so little vigour.
- My offside wing mirror got snapped off.
- The right-hand side of a working animal such as a horse or bullock, especially when in harness.
- (Britain, of a canal) The side opposite the towpath.
- (road vehicle): nearside
offside m (plural offsides)
- an offside position
|Declension of offside|