duct tape

\ ˈdək(t)- How to pronounce duct tape (audio) \

Definition of duct tape

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

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duct-tape \ ˈdək(t)-​ How to pronounce duct tape (audio) \ transitive verb

Examples of duct tape in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But is it being held together with duct tape and baling twine? Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 July 2021 On March 18, 1990, two thieves disguised as Boston police officers tricked a museum guard into opening the door for them before binding him and his partner in duct tape. BostonGlobe.com, 3 July 2021 What follows is something that could have come off as ridiculous, the couple suits up in duct tape and oxygen masks, in order to sprint across the surface of the moon, fix the problem and then return to the airlock before the pass out. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021 Its infrastructure seemed to be held together with duct tape and rope. New York Times, 8 Feb. 2021 The free area-wide scavenger hunt features 15 larger-than-life duct tape sculptures crafted by Art Academy of Cincinnati artists. cleveland, 12 June 2021 His body was also found on Daybell's property, wrapped in plastic bags and duct tape. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, 26 May 2021 The next day at a nearby Walmart, Ryan bought carpet deodorant, trash bags and duct tape. Brooke Baitinger, sun-sentinel.com, 11 May 2021 Two college students in a homemade boat made from plastic kiddie wading pools, plywood, 20 5-gallon buckets and duct tape were rescued off the coast of Santa Barbara early Saturday. Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2021

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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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26 Jul 2021

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“Duct tape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duct%20tape. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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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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