- not offside; being within the prescribed line or area at the beginning of or during play or a play.
Origin of onside
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Examples from the Web for onside
His most important contribution was recovering an onside kick while playing with the special team.New York Jets Stun the Haters With 48-28 Win Over Buffalo Bills
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The young men he called his boys must have all agreed that it was very hard to hurt yourself demonstrating an onside kick.
The old man was demonstrating an onside kick when he injured his hip.
“Onside kicks,” came suddenly from Sid, who had been somewhat quiet.The Winning Touchdown
- 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
- taking one's part or side; working towards the same goal (esp in the phrase get someone onside)Compare offside
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