Meaning of “duct” in the English Dictionary

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"duct" in British English

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ductnoun [ C ]

uk /dʌkt/ us /dʌkt/

a tube or pipe that carries liquid or air, especially in and out of buildings or through the body:

Most office buildings have dozens of air ducts and vents.
People with blocked tear ducts cannot cry.

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

"duct" in American English

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ductnoun [ C ]

us /dʌkt/

A duct is also a narrow tube in the body that carries a liquid:

tear ducts

(Definition of “duct” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)