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duct tape

[duhk, duhkt] /dʌk, dʌkt/
noun
1.
a strongly adhesive silver-gray cloth tape, used in plumbing, household repairs, etc.
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Examples from the web for duct tape
  • Provide duct tape to secure the plant to the base of the box and seal the box closed.
  • Tear off a piece of duct tape and wrap it around the ends.
  • They are surely preferable to the sight of officials using towels and duct tape to plug leaks.
  • duct tape seals plastic beach toys, torn tents, backpacks and sleeping bags.
  • Matt uses duct tape to shut the mouth and shield the eyes.
  • To continue he had to fashion a head stabilizer from a mattress and duct tape.
  • These fixes take much more than your average piece of duct tape.
  • But she borrowed a roll of duct tape, for emergency foot maintenance, and carried on gamely.
  • Couple it with duct tape and a hammer and you're pretty much ready for whatever the world will throw at you.
  • And yet sometimes the solution is plain old creative thinking and duct tape.
British Dictionary definitions for duct tape

duct tape

noun
1.
a type of strong waterproof adhesive silver-coloured cloth tape used for repairs by plumbers, electricians, etc
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Word Origin and History for duct tape

by 1943; see duct (here in the electrical wiring sense) + tape.

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