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adv. & adj. Sports
In such a position as to be able to play or receive a ball or puck in compliance with the rules.
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(General Sporting Terms) 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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adj., adv. Sports.
within the prescribed line or area at the beginning of or during play or a play.
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|Adj.||1.||onside - not offside; being within the prescribed area of play|
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