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onside

[on-sahyd, awn-] /ˈɒnˈsaɪd, ˈɔn-/
adjective, adverb, Sports.
1.
not offside; being within the prescribed line or area at the beginning of or during play or a play.
Origin of onside
1840-1850
1840-50; on + side1
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onside

/ˌɒnˈsaɪd/
adjective, adverb
1.
(sport) (of a player) in a legal position, as when behind the ball or with a required number of opponents between oneself and the opposing team's goal line
adjective
2.
taking one's part or side; working towards the same goal (esp in the phrase get someone onside) Compare offside
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