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Meaning of “duct” in the English Dictionary

"duct" in British English

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ductnoun [C]

uk   us   /dʌkt/
a ​tube or ​pipe that ​carriesliquid or ​air, ​especially in and out of ​buildings or through the ​body: Most ​officebuildings 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)

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ductnoun [C]

 us   /dʌkt/
a ​tube or ​pipe in a ​building that ​carriesliquid or ​air or ​protectswires: Air ​conditioningrequiresventilating ducts. A duct is also a ​narrowtube in the ​body that ​carries a ​liquid: tear ducts
(Definition of duct from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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