adjective & adverb
- 1(Of a player in certain sports) occupying an unlawful position on the field, in particular.More example sentences
- They managed it by surviving the first scrum and forcing their opponents offside, allowing O'Gara to kick them ahead from short range.
- As coach, he dragged players who ignored his leads, even if they were kicking goals, and put many players offside.
- I thought both times they had players offside and the officials felt the same.
- 1.3 Soccer In the attacking half ahead of the ball and having fewer than two defenders nearer the goal line at the moment the ball is played.More example sentences
- Murphy kicked another penalty goal in the 33rd minute of the first half for another offside infringement by the backs.
- Athy dominated long passages of the half and won an offside penalty on 18 min which Derek Stacey slotted.
- A Pusam official protested the goal, saying the ball was kicked from an offside position.
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- The fact or an instance of being offside.More example sentences
- They'd start shouting for offsides or a penalty claim.
- This sluggish play up front was emphasised by the large number of unnecessary offsides given.
- Threats to sue the Football League and create a new competition with no offsides or draws were just farcical.
More definitions of offsideDefinition of offside in:
- The British & World English dictionary