dedans

[ duh-dahn ]
/ dəˈdɑ̃ /

noun, plural de·dans [duh-dahn]. /dəˈdɑ̃/. (used with a singular verb)Court Tennis.

a netted winning opening of rectangular shape at the service side of the court.Compare grille (def. 5), winning gallery.
the body of spectators behind this opening at a court-tennis match.

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Origin of dedans

1700–10; <French: (the) inside, Middle French (adv. and preposition), Old French dedenz, equivalent to de of (<Latin ) + denz in (<Late Latin deintus, equivalent to Latin dē-de- + intus inside (adv.))
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British Dictionary definitions for dedans

dedans
/ French (dədɑ̃) /

noun

real tennis the open gallery at the server's end of the court

Word Origin for dedans

literally: interior
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