offside

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj offside illegally beyond a prescribed line or area or ahead of the ball or puck "the touchdown was nullified because the left tackle was offside"
    • adv offside illegally in advance of the ball or puck
    • n offside (sport) the mistake of occupying an illegal position on the playing field (in football, soccer, ice hockey, field hockey, etc.)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • offside On the wrong side; specifically, in foot-ball and hockey, between the ball and the opponents' goal during the play. A player off-side is prohibited from touching the ball or an opponent.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Offside the right-hand side in driving: the farther side
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Same as Of.

Usage

In literature:

No matter what kind of game he played offside, the raid itself must succeed absolutely.
"The Drums Of Jeopardy" by Harold MacGrath
The back awaits it, coolly enough; knowing that Damer's forwards are offside.
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell
We should probably have scored more had not the forwards been 'offside' so often.
"A Patriotic Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
It was an offside play, he declared, because it wasn't a king at all.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
It's offside, but closer than anything else.
"Let'em Breathe Space" by Lester del Rey
The offside flap had been torn off, so had both stirrup-irons, the stirrup leather remained.
"Forging the Blades" by Bertram Mitford
The biggest bugbear that the referee has to contend with is the penalty and offside restrictions.
"Association Football" by John Cameron
The main principle is that any one who is not "offside" is in play.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5" by Various
We got him up, replaced him tenderly on the bench, making a sort of barricade on the offside with bolsters.
"Mr Punch Afloat"
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In poetry:

He can stick to the saddle, can Wollombi Jim,
And when a buckjumper dispenses with him,
The leather goes off with the rider.
And, as to a team, over gully and hill
He can travel with twelve on the breadth of a quill
And boss the unlucky "offsider".
"Jim the Splitter" by Henry Kendall

In news:

Football clubs seek to beat financial offside trap.
Linesman Tony Sericolo erred on offside call.
Across the pond in the United Kingdom, the Royal Mint has produced a new 50-pence coin that explains the offside rule in soccer.
How To Balance Your Offside Turn.
Most offside turns fall apart well before the turn begins.
'Selfish' Tevez knew he was offside on goal.
Argentine Carlos Tevez says it was selfish of him not to own up to the fact that he was offside for his opening goal in Argentina's 3-1 win over Mexico on Sunday.
Fresh off his win at the 2010 Moomba Masters, Aaron Larkin tells WATERSKI how he's refined his offside turn over more than a decade.
"For all the supposed whining, I really have seen next-to-nothing about the missed offside that preceded the GWG," he wrote on Tuesday.
"How do I keep my onside and offside turns symmetrical .".
I figured they were hoping to draw the Redskins offsides.
Of the Cowboys 86 total penalties, 12 were defensive offside calls, the third most penalized item on the team.
The Rossoneri's defense was shaky, but two goals from Stephan El Shaarawy helped them bag their third straight victory despite one goal being offside.
CLAREMONT — The defense was offside on its first play of the game.
Drawing Browns offside helps Flacco, Ravens seal victory.
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In science:

One should therefore observe a correlation of the arrival directions with blazars, not with radio-galaxies seen offside (Rachen 2008).
Anisotropy vs chemical composition at ultra-high energies
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