noun, plural dedans /dəˈdɑ̃/Show Spelled[duh-dahn]Show IPA. (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.
Origin: 1700–10; < French: (the) inside, Middle French (adv. and preposition), Old Frenchdedenz, equivalent to de of (< Latindē) + denz in (< Late Latindeintus, equivalent to Latindē-de- + intus inside (adv.))