offside

[awf-sahyd, of-]
adjective, adverb
1.
Sports. illegally beyond a prescribed line or area or in advance of the ball or puck at the beginning of or during play or a play: The touchdown was nullified because the offensive left tackle was offside.
2.
with or in doubtful propriety or taste; risqué: an offside joke.

Origin:
1840–50; off + side1

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offside (ˈɒfˈsaɪd)
 
adj, —adv
1.  sport (in football, hockey, etc) in a position illegally ahead of the ball or puck when it is played, usually when within one's opponents' half or the attacking zone
 
n
2.  chiefly (Brit) the offside
 a.  the side of a vehicle nearest the centre of the road (in Britain, the right side)
 b.  (as modifier): the offside passenger door

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offside
1867, in various sporting senses, originally in Eng. football.
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Example sentences
No howler by the keeper, no muffed offside call, no melodramatic dive to set it all up with an unjustified free kick.
The blue line is the offside line when entering the zone.
After recovery, the zirconium was then packaged and sold to various offside vendors without testing for radioactive contamination.
Offside unfavorably located, from the point of view of the player taking a finesse.
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