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English definition of “offside”

offside

adjective (IN SPORTS)    /ˌɒfˈsaɪd/ US  /ˌɑːf-/ mainly UK (US also offsides, US  /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 ball: the offside ruleGeneral terms used in ball sports
(Definition of offside adjective (IN SPORTS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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