duct tape

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duct tape


  1. (uncountable) Duct tape is a kind of strong, waterproof tape. It used to be used to tape ducts, but is now used for many purposes.
    Please hand me the duct tape. I need to fix this box.

Usage notes[change]

Duct tape and duck tape are pronounced the same way so either word may be used. Note, however, that Duck® tape is a registered trademark.


Plain form
duct tape

Third-person singular
duct tapes

Past tense
duct taped

Past participle
duct taped

Present participle
duct taping

A young man being duct taped to a wall
  1. (transitive) To tape something by using duct tape.
    I duct taped it to the pole so it would stop falling.

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