offside , off-side
1 adj In games such as football or hockey, when an attacking player is offside, they have broken the rules by being nearer to the goal than a defending player when the ball is passed to them.
usu v-link ADJ
The goal was disallowed because Wark was offside.
Offside is also an adverb., adv ADV after v
Wise was standing at least ten yards offside.
Offside is also a noun., n-uncount
Rush had a 45th-minute goal disallowed for offside.
2 adj In American football, a player is offside if they cross the line of scrimmage before a play begins.
(AM) usu v-link ADJ
3 n-sing The offside of a vehicle is the side that is farthest from the edge of the road when the vehicle is being driven normally.
(BRIT) usu N n (Antonym: nearside)
The driver of the car lowered his offside front window.
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