offside - definition and synonyms

noun British 

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  1. 1

    the offside

    the side of a vehicle that is nearer to the middle of the road. The side that is nearer the edge of the road is the nearside

    The fire engine struck the offside of his car.

    1. a.
      used about parts of a vehicle that are nearest the middle of the road

      the offside front wheel

  2. 2
    [countable] an occasion when a player is offside in a game such as football