open side


nounrugby
    • the side of the scrum on which the majority of the backs are ranged

    • (as modifier): an open-side flanker

  1. openside a flanker who plays on the open side of the scrum

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How to use open side in a sentence

  • Completing the motion, Howe pulled the puck back to his own left and backhanded it hard into the open side of the net.

  • He uses his long ears, raises them, shifts their open side toward the noise.

  • As the chair struck the sand, the woman within thrust her head with a cry through the open side.

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

  • With guard in front and rear, he passed with steady step to the open side of the square, accompanied by the chaplain.

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  • She looked, and saw a flickering firelight proceeding from the open side of a hovel a little way before them.

    Return of the Native | Thomas Hardy