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

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Recent Examples on the Web While there’s another 2 feet of space above them, that was needed to run ductwork, electrical wiring and computer cables. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, 27 May 2021 Without it, debris could get trapped in the ductwork and even create a fire hazard. Julianne Hilmes Bartlett, Better Homes & Gardens, 19 May 2021 The contractor hauled in a furnace and connected it to the house’s ductwork. Jeremy Kohler, ProPublica, 23 Apr. 2021 The most expansive change came when workers removed the soffit that previously had been added between the two areas to conceal air conditioning ductwork. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, 8 Apr. 2021 If left untouched, dust will collect not only on your HVAC filters, but also in your ductwork, causing your system to work harder, affecting its efficiency and efficacy. Washington Post, 24 Mar. 2021 In addition to the units in rooms throughout the Capitol, virus killers have been placed in the air conditioning and heating ductwork, too. Dave Lieber, Dallas News, 5 Feb. 2021 The city of Cleveland will kick in about $101,500 to cover the cost of replacing the lighting ductwork in the sidewalk of the bridge, according to Matthew Spronz, Mayor Frank Jackson’s director of capital improvements. Robert Higgs, cleveland, 4 Jan. 2021 Even air systems, ductwork and other mechanical systems are treated. Michael Collins, USA TODAY, 8 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of ductwork

1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ductwork was in 1934

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4 Jun 2021

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“Ductwork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ductwork. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of ductwork

chiefly US : a system of ducts


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