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open side

noun (rugby)
1.
  1. the side of the scrum on which the majority of the backs are ranged
  2. (as modifier): an open-side flanker
2.
openside, a flanker who plays on the open side of the scrum
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  • He uses his long ears, raises them, shifts their open side toward the noise.

  • I thought I could manage, roofed as it was, to get in by the open side.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • We burrowed into the loose sand, piling it up on the open side until we were well covered.

  • Grant saw the quick movement of the other toward an open side flap.

    Pirates of the Gorm Nat Schachner
  • And Jamie looked from the open side street up the main street.

    Pirate Gold Frederic Jesup Stimson
  • After dark Kells had his men build a fire before the open side of the cabin.

    The Border Legion Zane Grey
  • Miss Matilda rose from the table and moved away to the open side of the veranda, looking off to seaward.

  • As we entered the open side of the square all these spears were lifted.

    She and Allan H. Rider Haggard
  • It will be observed that the valve itself is in the shape of a box with one side open, the edges of the open side being flanged.

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