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duct tape

[duhk, duhkt]
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noun
  1. a strongly adhesive silver-gray cloth tape, used in plumbing, household repairs, etc.
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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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