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

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Recent Examples on the Web Businesses may also try to argue that an infection present in a building’s ductwork counts as physical damage. New York Times, "Boeing’s C.E.O. Throws His Predecessor Under the Plane," 6 Mar. 2020 The architecture and detailed lions in the ornate plaster woven around the stage distract from the sea of insulation and ductwork where the audience seats should be. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "Behind the scenes: This Louisville business has a vaudeville theater hiding in its ceiling," 19 Feb. 2020 Other readings, not at regular intervals, could be wiring, plumbing, or ductwork. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Stud Finders for Any Job," 16 Sep. 2019 Check your ductwork in the attic or crawl space and make sure there are no cracks or slightly disconnected pipes. Moneytips.com, cleveland, "Small ways to lower your heating costs this winter," 18 Jan. 2020 Such structures need proper reinforcement, waterproofed electrical systems, flood barriers, deeper and reinforced foundations and even relocated ductwork. Prashant Thakur, Quartz India, "Want to buy a sea-facing apartment in India? First talk climate change with your realtor," 12 Dec. 2019 Sun streamed through the massive windows, illuminating the white walls, exposed ductwork, and concrete floors. BostonGlobe.com, "Fashion incubator aims to be a one-stop for new designers - The Boston Globe," 28 Oct. 2019 In homes built prior to about 1960, the interior walls and ceilings would likely be built with plaster and lath, which is much more difficult, messy, and expensive to cut into in order to run the ductwork. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "Why Baseboard Heaters Are So Common in Old Homes," 7 Dec. 2019 The airy space balances its red-orange accent walls with beautiful, multicolored wood, exposed ductwork, and pastel blue, rust, and black chairs and stools. Daliah Singer, The Know, "Review: This former food truck serves wild boar Cubans and kangaroo burgers in an old Berkeley auto shop," 13 Nov. 2019

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1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Ductwork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ductwork. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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chiefly US : a system of ducts

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