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

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Northeast Ohioans celebrate everything – from duct tape and frog jumping to Blue Tip matches and sweet corn. Ann Norman, cleveland.com, "What is your favorite summer festival food or attraction?," 28 June 2019 A few pairs of rubber gloves, paramedic's scissors, alcohol pads, Neosporin, lots of duct tape and a CPR face shield should finish the kit off. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "The 7 Best First Aid Kits For Any Situation," 26 July 2018 Tinch was then arrested and his car was searched, revealing the guns, duct tape and chains, the charges allege. Jacqueline Serrato, chicagotribune.com, "50 people charged for trafficking of heroin, fentanyl and marijuana in Chicago area," 13 June 2018 Harriott had to be restrained with duct tape and zip ties. Michael Gordon, charlotteobserver, "Duct-taped American Airlines passenger bit attendant. She'll plead guilty to assault. | Charlotte Observer," 11 May 2018 Ulfr's story did not hold up after deputies reviewed Walmart surveillance video, which showed the suspect buying duct tape and zip ties used to bound Scarr. Madeleine Marr, miamiherald, "They met at Olive Garden. She ended up dead, bound with duct tape, cops say | Miami Herald," 13 Apr. 2018 The premium and mid-grade options at each of the eight pumps have been covered with duct tape and plastic. Aaron Randle, kansascity, "That ugly gas station is hurting your neighborhood. Here’s how to fix the problem | The Kansas City Star," 4 Mar. 2018 One day after she was reported missing, police found her on a river bed bound with duct tape. CBS News, "Father of murdered Alaska teen: "My daughter trusted these people"," 20 June 2019 The teenagers bound Cynthia’s hands, feet and mouth with duct tape, according to prosecutors. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "He said he would pay $9 million for a murder. So five friends plotted to kill a teenager, police say.," 17 June 2019

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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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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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