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 However, those who have duct tape in their kit will have a material that can be used for a multitude of jobs. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, "9 Tips For Building a Bow (and Arrows) in a Survival Situation," 25 June 2020 After robbing and shooting the victims with a stun gun, Lee covered their heads with plastic bags, sealed the bags with duct tape, weighed down each victim with rocks, and threw the family of three into the Illinois Bayou in Arkansas. Tim Evans, The Indianapolis Star, "Federal executions scheduled at Terre Haute prison next week will be first since 2003," 8 July 2020 Like duct tape, 550 cord can tackle a lot of tough jobs. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, "9 Tips For Building a Bow (and Arrows) in a Survival Situation," 25 June 2020 The officer said the plastic bags were filled with a brown substance and wrapped in duct tape. John Benson, cleveland, "Driver laughs as police find suspicious bricks -- of sand -- in trunk: North Royalton Police Blotter," 1 July 2020 People joke that duct tape fixes basically everything for a reason. Popular Science, "Four must-have tools for any truck owner," 15 June 2020 Paramedics in Mexico City are using duct tape to patch up holes in their protective suits, hoping screens made of trash bags will shield them. Ivana Kottasová, CNN, "What you need to know about coronavirus on Thursday, June 11," 11 June 2020 Testing of the duct tape that bound Krause's hands did not detect any human DNA, according to sheriff's records reviewed by the Associated Press this week. Felicia Fonseca, azcentral, "Bullet that killed N.M. Mennonite woman was fired from Luke airman's rifle, report says," 11 June 2020 The body was found around 1 p.m. on Thursday in a chest freezer that had been sealed with duct tape, the Daily News reported, citing police. Fox News, "NYC man finds body in taped-up freezer, report says," 3 May 2020

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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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6 Aug 2020

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“Duct tape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duct%20tape. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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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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