duct tape

\ˈdək(t)- \

Definition of duct tape 

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

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Unfortunately, one of the hot dogs — wrapped in duct tape to prevent it from coming apart mid-flight — hit fan Kathy McVay right in the face. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, "Phillies Baseball Fan Gets Injured by a Foul … Hotdog: It 'Hit Me Like a Ton of Bricks'," 21 June 2018 McVay was sitting near home plate and says, all of a sudden, a hot dog wrapped in duct tape flew toward her and struck her in the face. CBS News, "Phillie Phanatic launches hot dog woman says hit her in face, eye," 21 June 2018 The errant hot dog was wrapped in duct tape (to keep it intact) and launched by the team's mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, as part of a routine seen at games for years. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "Phillie Phanatic's wayward wiener hits woman in face, causes injuries," 20 June 2018 Her face was wrapped in duct tape, and her wrists and ankles were bound. Howard Cohen, miamiherald, "Will confess for food: Accused killer says he'll dish on 8 murders for more jail grub | Miami Herald," 4 May 2018 Their 2-year-old son, Michael, watched his father bound his mother with rope, handcuffs and duct tape, the report said. Amy Lieu, Fox News, "Wife of Sutherland Springs church shooter recounts day of massacre: report," 12 Aug. 2018 Using a statue, rope and a whole bunch of duct tape, Will rappels off the building and times his jump onto the turbine just right so he’s not chopped to bits. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "'Skyscraper': 5 totally preposterous moments where Dwayne Johnson has to save the day," 11 July 2018 Adams, Schwartz, South and McDermott were arrested by deputies in a Forsyth County hotel, allegedly in possession of zip ties, duct tape, bandanas and latex gloves, in late January. Fleming Smith, ajc, "5 men indicted for trying to steal Bitcoin from metro Atlanta resident," 15 June 2018 The manager also noticed there was gray duct tape over the first characters on the vehicle’s license plate, police said. Elizabeth Owens-schiele, chicagotribune.com, "Buffalo Grove police: Homeowner reports $4,000 in missing jewelry after movers visit," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of duct tape

1973, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of duct tape was in 1973

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English Language Learners Definition of duct tape

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

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Kids Definition of duct tape

: a wide sticky usually silver tape made of cloth

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