duct tape

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noun \ ˈdək(t)- \

Definition of duct tape

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

duct-tape

transitive verb

First Known Use of duct tape

1973


DUCT TAPE Defined for English Language Learners

duct tape

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noun

Definition of duct tape for English Language Learners

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


DUCT TAPE Defined for Kids

duct tape

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Definition of duct tape for Students

:a wide sticky usually silver tape made of cloth

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