duct·​work ˈdəkt-ˌwərk How to pronounce ductwork (audio)

Examples of ductwork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His first job was to run the ductwork in the attic and cut vent holes in the ceilings. Tik Root, WIRED, 30 Mar. 2024 The subsequent report showed major problems with the plumbing, the electrical system, and the interior ductwork, as well as with the air-conditioning—problems large enough to close the museum for at least a year. Calvin Tomkins, The New Yorker, 5 Feb. 2024 Residue was also detected in the ductwork and was impossible to clean out, necessitating a full replacement of the ventilation system. Michael Braithwaite, The Denver Post, 12 Feb. 2024 White walls and exposed ductwork add to the bakery’s open feel, and art, shelves showcasing select coffee roasters and small vases of flowers complete the transformation. Anne Brockhoff, Kansas City Star, 30 Jan. 2024 The 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath features exposed brick, ductwork and wood beams in the kitchen and living area, along with granite countertops and a 5-burner Italian stove. Joe Mutascio, The Indianapolis Star, 3 Feb. 2024 According to Boston news station WHDH, police traced SKU numbers on ductwork that Nahas allegedly installed to keep the rig from overheating. Ashley Belanger, Ars Technica, 16 Nov. 2023 For larger homes with more extensive ductwork, the cost of cleaning and maintenance can go up to $1,000. Timothy Dale, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Jan. 2023 For example, drywall can be separated from the floor framing with the use of vibration channels, ductwork can be installed with soundproofing in mind, and wall studs can be staggered to build ‘double walls’ which provide acoustic insulation, Melichar says. Cori Sears, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ductwork was in 1934

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“Ductwork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ductwork. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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