(Of a player, especially in soccer or hockey) occupying a position on the field where playing the ball or puck is allowed; not offside.
- The strike was ruled out for offside but television pictures later confirmed the Arsenal player had received the ball in an onside position.
- As the kick was about to be taken the two designated players then ran back into onside positions to await any ‘bits and pieces’ that might develop.
- Few people can say that they really understand the change that permits a player to stand in an offside position at the start of a move and then be in an onside position to score at its climax.
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