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English definition of “offside”

offside

adjective uk   mainly UK

offside adjective (IN SPORTS)

  /ˌɒfˈsaɪd/    /ˌɑːf-/ (US also offsides,    /ˌɑːfˈsaɪdz/   ) (in particular sports, especially football and hockey) in a position that is not allowed by the rules of the game, often in front of the ballGeneral terms used in ball sports

offside adjective (OF VEHICLE)

  /ˈɒf.saɪd/    /ˈɑːf-/ [before noun] on or relating to the side of a vehicle that is furthest from the edge of the road and closest to the centre of the road when you are driving: The offside rear wheel needs replacing.
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The exterior of vehiclesGeneral location and orientation

offside

noun uk   /ˌɒfˈsaɪd/ us    /ˌɑːf-/

offside noun (IN SPORTS)

[U] in sports such as football, an occasion when a player is offside: Coventry had a goal disallowed for offside.
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offside noun (VEHICLE/ROAD)

the offside     /ðiˈɒf.saɪd/  /ðiˈɑːf-/ [S] the side of a vehicle that is furthest from the edge of the road and closest to the centre of the road when you are driving, i.e. (in the UK) the right side: The car was scraped all along the offside.
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General location and orientationThe exterior of vehicles
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