Meaning of “duct tape” in the English Dictionary


"duct tape" in English

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duct tapenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈdʌkt ˌteɪp/ us /ˈdʌkt ˌteɪp/

Examples from literature

  • Alan woke with a start, staring at the empty loops of duct tape and twine hanging from his captain's chair, dried strings of skin like desiccated banana peel fibers hanging from them. 
  • He folded duct tape around the ragged edges to keep them from fraying. 
  • He took some duct tape out of a utility drawer under the basement staircase and used it to gum Danny down in the chair. 

(Definition of “duct tape” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)