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onside

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

First recorded in 1840–50; on + side1
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British Dictionary definitions for onside

onside
/ (ˌɒnˈsaɪd) /

adjective, adverb
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
taking one's part or side; working towards the same goal (esp in the phrase get someone onside)Compare offside
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