dedans

dedans

[duh-dahn]
noun, plural dedans [duh-dahn] . (used with a singular verb) Court Tennis.
1.
a netted winning opening of rectangular shape at the service side of the court. Compare grille ( def 5 ), winning gallery.
2.
the body of spectators behind this opening at a court-tennis match.

Origin:
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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dedans (dədɑ̃)
 
n
real tennis the open gallery at the server's end of the court
 
[literally: interior]

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