Meaning of offside

off•side

Pronunciation: (ôf'sīd', of'-), [key]
— adj., adv.
  1. illegally beyond a prescribed line or area or in advance of the ball or puck at the beginning of or during play or a play: The touchdown was nullified because the offensive left tackle was offside.
  2. with or in doubtful propriety or taste; risqué: an offside joke.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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