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duct tape

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noun \ˈdək(t)-\

Simple Definition of duct tape

  • : a wide, sticky, and usually silver tape that is made of cloth and that is used especially to repair things

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of duct tape

  1. :  a wide cloth adhesive tape originally designed for sealing joints in heating or air-conditioning ducts

duct–tape transitive verb

1973

First Known Use of duct tape

1973


DUCT TAPE Defined for Kids

duct tape

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Definition of duct tape for Students

  1. :  a wide sticky usually silver tape made of cloth




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