n. pl. dedans (-däɴ, -däɴz)
1. A screened gallery for spectators at the service end of a court-tennis court.
2. The spectators at a court-tennis match.
[French, from dedans, inside, from Old French dedenz : de, of, from (from Latin dē; see DE-) + denz, within (from Late Latin deintus, from within : Latin dē + Latin intus, within; see en in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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