Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Sports In such a position as to be able to play or receive a ball or puck legally.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not in an offside position.
  • adj. Favourably located, from the point of view of the player taking a finesse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not offside; being within the prescribed area of play.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Middle English forms of aside.
  • n. In cricket, that part of the field of play to the left of the wicket-keeper and to the left of an imaginary line drawn between the wickets and extended in either direction to the boundary.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not offside; being within the prescribed area of play

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Examples

  • After going up, 13-7, on Murray's 26-yard touchdown pass to Rantavious Wooten, Georgia called an onside kick and appeared to pull it off perfectly, the ball bouncing high over the front line of blockers and right into the hands of Bacarri Rambo.

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  • After going up 13-7 on Murray's 26-yard touchdown pass to Rantavious Wooten, Georgia called an onside kick and appeared to pull it off perfectly, the ball bouncing high over the front line of blockers and right into the hands of Bacarri Rambo.

    The Seattle Times

  • Knowing he would have to throw caution to the wind to pull off the upset against a 13 1/2-point favorite, Richt called an onside kick.

    The Seattle Times

  • He's the guy who called the onside kick that changed the momentum of Super Bowl XLIV, and he's the guy who called the second-half plays that worked so effectively that quarterback

    Sports News : CBSSports.com

  • SH, good to hear you're still 'onside' despite your disagreement.

    YouGov Poll - SNP take massive poll lead

  • Keeping Soong 'onside' seems to have been one of Ma's guiding principles since he has become chairman.

    More on the Chen Recall

  • This, despite the fact that most journalists are quite aware that many on the "onside" list are just as guilty of similar indiscretions.

    Media Integrity

  • They mostly don't do this because celebrities are big business and they need to keep most of them "onside" most of the time.

    Media Integrity

  • Moss, at some point, for some reason, lost her "onside" protection and all of a sudden it's open day on Kate.

    Media Integrity

  • I know of a number of incidents where supposedly "onside" journos have caused unnecessary grief to families of the dead and injured, because they had a deadline.

    Army Rumour Service

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