duct tape


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

Examples of duct tape in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web About a week later, a passerby found Buckner’s mangled torso stuffed inside a black plastic garbage bag that was bound with duct tape near the Bay Farm Island Bridge in Alameda. Jakob Rodgers, The Mercury News, 13 May 2024 After an investigation began, investigators also acquired surveillance footage that showed David purchasing the spray paint and duct tape. Ingrid Vasquez, Peoplemag, 7 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for duct tape 

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Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of duct tape was in 1973

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“Duct tape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duct%20tape. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

duct tape

: a wide cloth adhesive tape
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