Definition of offside trap in US English:

offside trap


  • A maneuver in which players in the defending team push upfield in order to put one or more opposing players into an offside position.

    • ‘He was also repeatedly caught out by a well-policed offside trap.’
    • ‘They even told him where to stand in the offside trap.’
    • ‘Coventry made a complete hash of an attempted offside trap to give Wiltord his chance in the 23rd minute.’
    • ‘He was renowned for building his team on the meanest of rearguards, perfecting the offside trap along the way.’
    • ‘He either doesn't understand the offside trap or is just lazy.’