Definition of offside trap in English:

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offside trap


A maneuver in which players on the defending team push upfield in order to put one or more opposing players into an offside position.
Example sentences
  • They even told him where to stand in the offside trap.
  • He was also repeatedly caught out by a well-policed offside trap.
  • He was renowned for building his team on the meanest of rearguards, perfecting the offside trap along the way.

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Syllabification: off·side trap

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