duct tape


duct tape
noun
a wide silvery adhesive tape intended to seal joints in sheet metal duct work but having many other uses
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duct tape holds the world together

Hypernyms: ↑adhesive tape

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

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/duk, dukt/
a strongly adhesive silver-gray cloth tape, used in plumbing, household repairs, etc.

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duct tape noun
A strong adhesive water-resistant tape used esp for repairs to pipes
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Main Entry:duct

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duct tape UK US noun [uncountable]
strong and very sticky cloth that is often used for covering cracks or holes in pipes
Thesaurus: building materialshyponym farm buildings and structures where animals are kepthyponym

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n. strong, cloth-backed, waterproof adhesive tape
Origin:
1970s: originally used for repairing leaks in ducted ventilation and heating systems

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noun [noncount]
: a wide, sticky, and usually silver tape that is made of cloth and that is used especially to repair things

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ˈduct tape 7 noun uncountable (NAmE)
very strong cloth tape that is sticky on one side, often used for repairing things or covering holes in pipes
 
Word Origin:
[duct tape] 1970s: originally used for repairing leaks in ducted ventilation and heating systems.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • duct tape — by 1943; see DUCT (Cf. duct) (here in the electrical wiring sense) + TAPE (Cf. tape) …   Etymology dictionary

  • duct tape — duct′ tape [[t]dʌk, dʌkt[/t]] n. bui a strongly adhesive silver gray cloth tape, used in plumbing, household repairs, etc • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • duct tape — n. a very strong adhesive tape with a waterproof backing, used to seal ducts, hoses, etc …   English World dictionary

  • duct tape — duct ,tape noun uncount strong and very sticky cloth that is often used for covering cracks or holes in pipes …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Duct tape — A roll of glossy, gray duct tape. Duct tape, or duck tape, is cloth or scrim backed pressure sensitive tape often sealed with polyethylene. It is very similar to gaffer tape but differs in that gaffer tape was designed to be cleanly removed,… …   Wikipedia

  • Duct-Tape — Klebeband ist eine Sammelbezeichnung für ein oder beidseitig mit Haftklebstoffen beschichtete, streifenförmige Trägermaterialien, z. B. aus Kunststofffolien bzw. schäumen, Papier, Metallfolien oder Textilgewebe. In der industriellen Fertigung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Duct Tape — Klebeband ist eine Sammelbezeichnung für ein oder beidseitig mit Haftklebstoffen beschichtete, streifenförmige Trägermaterialien, z. B. aus Kunststofffolien bzw. schäumen, Papier, Metallfolien oder Textilgewebe. In der industriellen Fertigung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Duct tape — Klebeband ist eine Sammelbezeichnung für ein oder beidseitig mit Haftklebstoffen beschichtete, streifenförmige Trägermaterialien, z. B. aus Kunststofffolien bzw. schäumen, Papier, Metallfolien oder Textilgewebe. In der industriellen Fertigung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Duct tape — Le Duct Tape est un type de ruban adhésif. Il est imperméable, souple, inextensible et possède un fort pouvoir adhésif. Il résiste à l humidité et est déchirable à la main. Généralement, on le trouve en argent et en noir mais d autres couleurs… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • duct tape — 1. noun A generally gray waterproof tape used for many purposes, and possessing nearly mythic status in American culture. It is no longer used for constructing duct work, as building codes require more advanced products. Son, it’s time you… …   Wiktionary


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